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A time honored tradition here in Silverdale WA has been the unofficial party that takes place at the Silverdale Waterfront Park each June when schools let out for summer. Local law enforcement and Kitsap County Park officials have historically expressed concerns over the safety of students who participate in this unsupervised event.
Enter Kevin Pentz.
Kevin is on staff with the local youth ministry of newlife church and helps lead/coordinate 50 youth leaders and over 300 students.
Kevin conceived a vision where this unofficial year-end party could evolve into a much larger, safer, and more enjoyable celebration for area students.
Party@thePier was born!
Over 1,000 area students filled the Silverdale Waterfront Park last Wednesday, consuming nearly as many free hot dogs, while competing in 3-on-3 basketball and xBox tournaments, watching skateboard and break dancing exhibitions, and listening to free concerts by area bands, including popular Seattle-based ‘The Classic Crime.’
The day began at 7:30am when dozens of newlife volunteers arrived to setup the stage, tents, and concession areas. By Noon, a steady stream of kids began to show up. Another dozen or so additional volunteers served as security patrol, helping to supplement two Kitsap County sheriffs who were contracted for the event.
The Party@thePier lasted until just after 8pm and went exceptionally smooth, thanks to all the hard working volunteers and event staff. A special word of thanks to Kevin Pentz, Donovan Pinegar, Eric Trudeau, Ben Jacobson, Gordon Sound, and Kitsap County Parks Supervisor Dori Leckner for helping to make this such a successful event.
Look for an even bigger and better Party@thePier event in 2011!
Please relay the following information to any friends or contacts you may have in the Redmond and greater Seattle area:
16 year-old Kelsey Ray from Western Montana was last seen in the Redmond/Seattle WA area.
She is accompanied by 18 year-old Kegan Salter, a fugitive felon.
For more information, access the following flyer:
Could your son be the next Jesse Owens or Bruce Jenner? Or your daughter follow in the footsteps of Jackie Joyner-Kersee?
The 2010 CKSD Summer Youth Track & Field Camp being held this Summer just might be the place for them to explore and discover their budding athletic abilities. Or simply enjoy a week of fun with their friends!
What: The CKSD Summer Youth Track & Field Camp
Where: Olympic High School, 7070 Stampede Blvd. NW, Bremerton
When: 9am to 3pm Monday June 21 through Friday June 25
Cost: $50 per person
In person at the CSKD Community Schools Office, Jenne Wright Admin Center, 9210 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm.
By mail, go to the CKSD website to download and print a mail-in registration form
For more information, call (360) 662-1638.