I would like to thank Donna DeYoung and Bob Parks for lighting the magnificent sequoia in downtown Woodinville this holiday season. If you haven’t seen it, the tree stands high above all else in town lit with thousands of white lights. Donna DeYoung, from one of Woodinville’s founding families, donated the money to light the tree as a contribution to the city’s overall holiday cheer. Bob Parks, one of the owners of much of the commercial real estate in downtown Woodinville, also contributed to the lighting of this tree. These are two families who continually contribute to the city in meaningful ways.
“Love of Woodinville” is a theme in many of the projects going on in the city currently. From the recently redeveloped DeYoung Park, to the upcoming rehabilitation of the Old Woodinville Schoolhouse, to the work the heritage society of Woodinville does, to the community mural completed last year, to the Peace Poles in DeYoung Park. There is a positive, uplifting and community-building momentum in this great city.
I wish for the families of Woodinville a holiday season filled with love and peace.
Deputy Mayor of Woodinville