Summer Jam Brings Community Together for Food and Fun

Aug 25, 2021

On Wednesday, August 18th, the White Swan community gathered at the high school track for Summer Jam 2021.

Mt. Adams School District Board President, Larry Garcia, and his wife, Avelina, cooked up 200 hamburgers and 200 hot dogs, and emcee Christina Cordova kept the crowd entertained as community members visited the booths of fifteen of our partners. Also on site were officers from the Yakama Nation Tribal Police, Yakima County Sheriff's Office, and the Washington State Patrol.

During the event, White Swan Arts and Recreation gave out 100 cleaning kits, the Community Coalition gave out 36 drug lock boxes, and the Dream Makers gave out 95 Above the Influence face masks. The Mt. Adams JOM Committee raffled off a number of prizes–including a basketball and $25 gas cards–and everyone had the opportunity to be entered into a raffle for a $50 gas card.

The event was made possible by generous donations from Washington Beef, Molina Health Care, and the White Swan Trading Post, and by the valued participation of our community partners:

  • Aspen Victim Advocacy Services
  • Molina Health Care
  • Mount Adams JOM Committee
  • Mount Adams Migrant Education Program
  • Northwest Justice Project
  • Rod's House
  • Washington State Patrol
  • Yakama Nation Healthy Transitions Program
  • Yakama Nation Higher Education Program
  • Yakama Nation Nak-Nu-We-Sha Program
  • Yakama Nation Native Connection Program
  • Yakama Nation Problem Gambling Program
  • Yakama Nation Systems of Care Program
  • Yakama Nation Tiináwit Program
  • Yakama Nation Tribal Police
  • Yakama Nation Victims Resource Program
  • Yakama Nation Youth Treatment Program
  • Yakima County Sheriff's Office