City provides so much to us
March 8, 2012 · Updated 9:44 AM
I sat at the wonderful Kenny G and Gladys Knight concert at the ShoWare Center in January, realizing how connected I am to events and services that the city of Kent has provided for us as residents.
I participate in the winter Walking Program at the ShoWare Center, belong to the Mill Creek Neighborhood Council, help put on National Night Out, eat and shop and take my grandchildren to movies at Kent Station, and enjoy the International Festival and the diversity of my fellow residents and the many choices of ethnic foods that have come to Kent. I also go to yoga at the Senior Activity Center and a number of events hosted there during the year.
As a 20-year Kent resident, I am so pleased with all the city has done to elevate our social experiences, from the ShoWare Center to Kent Station to the formation of the Neighborhood Council. All the activities enrich my life, and I feel I have made many friends participating in the activities that our city has to offer.
Kent provides all the experiences that one would expect of city life. Of course, there is always more we could do, but Kent has made a very nice start in the last eight or nine years.
I hope we also can continue to maintain our very livable, small-town atmosphere.
– Sharon Bersaas