Marine Hills feels the love on a busy day | Letters
May 18, 2012 · Updated 5:21 PM
Each year the Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club will have an opening day parade through the neighborhood and to the pool. This year, the parade was Saturday, May 12 (which was a very busy day in Federal Way).
I am humbled and awed at how amazing this community’s elected officials, local businesses and community groups are. We had four elected officials make time in their very busy schedules to make sure the neighborhood and children of Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club were made to feel as special as possible.
We also have our local car dealership (Jet Chevrolet) donate the use of convertibles for them to ride in. Beyond that, we had the participation of South King County Fire and Rescue, Prudential Realty, Brooklake Community Church’s Motorsports group and several local neighbors with classic cars. This made for an amazing treat for the neighborhood.
In this day and age, it is something like this that gives each person a true sense of community and a “small town” feeling in a larger city. I am grateful to each and everyone that was there to show our children how important community is. Without these sacrifices of time, children will never have the opportunity to learn this. The community effort made this an amazing start to the 49th summer season at Marine Hills Swim and Tennis Club. I can’t wait to see what 50 will bring.
Cristi Frederickson-Willis, Federal Way