The Sumner Downtown Association can now claim success with Rhubarb Days. We project there were between 4,000-5,000 visitors in Sumner during Saturday’s event. Certainly, we know and appreciate this event would not have been as successful were it not for the many volunteers who supported Rhubarb Days. Without the sponsors, the many activities designed around our agricultural history would not have been possible. While it always seems “thank you,” (the two simplest of words) are hardly enough, they mean so much more when they come from the heart. So, from the Sumner Downtown Association and from the deepest part of our hearts...THANK YOU!
Columbia Bank - Major Sponsor
Heritage Bank - Stage Sponsor
Sunset Chevrolet - Veggie Races
Fred Meyer - Rhubarb Rockets
SugarBabies - Children’s Scavenger Hunt
Spartan Agency - Children’s Art Center
Whistle Stop Antique Mall - Adult Scavenger Hunt
Riverside Ford - Rhubarb Bag Toss
Heritage Quest Research Library - Farming Race
Union Bank - Photos on Tractors
Sauro’s Photography - Photos on Tractors
Jubilee Naturals - Petting Zoo
Sumner Animal Grub - Petting Zoo SHS FFA - Petting Zoo
Berryland Café - Children’s Parade
Nicholson’s Pharmacy - Musical Pie Walk
McLendon Hardware - Aprons As Art
Cedar Ridge Retirement - Shuttle Service
McDonalds - Rhubarb Pie Bean Bag Toss
GFWC Valley Volunteers for baking 40 pies for the Pie Eating Contest.
The Old Cannery Furniture Warehouse for allowing us use of the Double-decker Bus for a bus stop.
The Sumner High School Marching Band for adding so much to our Children’s Parade.
Shawn Swint with It’s Five O'clock Somewhere Distillery for donating their Rhubarb Liqueur.
Ben DeGoede and Windmill Gardens for contributing the planting pots for our Rhubarb plants.
Rainier Antique Tractor Club for bringing down their tractors for the Photos on Tractors.
The City of Sumner, including Daron with Public Works for all their contributions before, during and after Rhubarb Days.
Most especially, all our merchants who we hope truly benefited from this annual event.
Patch.com and the Puyallup Herald for incredible coverage making our event newsworthy.
Louann Spencer of Folkart Gatherings - Everything, Suzanne Kipfer of Simple Tidings & Kitchen - Bake Off, Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Nordeck - Wine/Liqueur Tasting, Dr. Cheris Peresa - Wine/Liqueur Tasting, Barbara Ford - Set Up, Dale Loseth and Family - Salvation Army Window Display & Veggie Races/Rhubarb Rockets, John and Joanne Swanson - Scavenger Hunt, Ted and Jan Hackman - SDA Booth/Set Up, Nina Burlingame Heritage Bank - Prize Barn/Set Up, Tom Young - Children’s Art Center/Prize Barn/Set Up, Nancy Dumas - Traffic Control, Robin Weiss (and husband), & Max Neilson - Set Up, Crystal Ho, the Dumas Brothers, Leslie Dickenson, Cheryll Sunberg, Kaidy Nelson, Kristy Pistilli, Moria Sand, Summer Keenum, Alex Repp, Shawna Repp, Charity Duke, Dacotah Remmington, Jon Garrison, and the Daffodil Princesses - Games,
Community Bake-off Judges:
Hailey Windish - Resident
Jeanine Lucas - Heritage Bank
Nicki Rosling - Bank of America
Bill Pugh - City of Sumner
Jeremy Annillo - Sorci’s Italian Café
Lee Armstrong - Sumner Resident
Neil Johnson - Mayor of Bonney Lake
Please accept our apology if your name has been inadvertently overlooked. We do our best to ensure all involved are acknowledged for their contributions. If your name is missing from the list, please contact Laurie Miller at the SDA office at 253-720-9846. We will make a correction to our article to extend our thanks to you.
Special thanks to our food vendors: Branks BBQ, Cotton Candy Booth, Caveman Eats, Dixie’s Home Cookin’ and Housewife Hotdogs. Additionally, we extend our appreciation to all the organizations who chose to have a booth with Rhubarb Days. We thank those who attended and helped to make our Second Annual Rhubarb Days such a great success.