On Thursday, August 10th, the White Swan community gathered at the high school track for Summer Jam 2023.
Mt. Adams School District Board President, Larry Garcia, and his wife, Avelina, cooked up 200 hamburgers and 100 hot dogs, and emcee Jordan Meninick kept the crowd entertained as community members visited the booths of twenty-five of our partners and participated in a track meet sponsored by IHS's Healthy Hearts Program.
Kids were also able to get free back-to-school haircuts courtesy of Kato Contractors, LLC!
Also on site were officers from Fire District 5, Yakama Nation Tribal Police, Yakima County Sheriff's Office, and the Washington State Patrol. The Yakima County Sheriff's Office brought their armored vehicle for kids to explore, and Fire District 5 used one of their trucks to help the kids cool off at the end of the event.
The event was made possible by generous donations from Washington Beef and Molina Health Care, and by the valued participation of our community partners:
Aspen Victim Advocacy Services
College Success Foundation
Heritage University High School Equivalency Program
Mt. Adams Attendance Team
Mt. Adams School District Migrant Education Program
OIC of Washington
White Swan Arts and Recreation
Yakama Nation Early Childhood Intervention Program