Service Fest kicks off Monday, June 4

Sequim’s Service Fest begins June 4 and runs through the following Friday, June 15, as an effort to help community members with projects ranging from yard pickup to painting.

Staff and volunteers with the City of Sequim, Habitat for Humanity, and First Federal, anticipated 24 skilled laborers traveling from across the country to help community volunteers at one of four homes in Sequim city limits.

The event begins at 4 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Guy Cole Event Center in Carrie Blake Community Park with author Peter Kageyama, who spoke about community engagement with local leaders in May 2016.

Organizers nicknamed Tuesday, June 5, the Sequim Day of Color, where residents can pick up a free quart of paint from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sequim Civic Center, 152 W. Cedar St., to decorate your home in Sequim’s logo colors. Painted examples of mailboxes and other items and colors available are on-hand at the Civic Center.

Later in the night, Joy in Mudville performs at 6 p.m. at the James Center for the Performing Arts in Carrie Blake Community Park.

At 9 a.m., Wednesday, June 6, the city continues its Rally in the Alley program placing two dumpsters for free use at each of three locations — the City Shop, 169 W. Hemlock St., Carrie Blake Community Park by the Albert Haller Playfields, and Blue Sky Real Estate, 190 N. Priest Road. Dumpsters will be available until they are full, city staff said. (See story, A-3).

From June 5-8 and 11-15, volunteers will work on neighborhood revitalization projects and potentially some public projects. Sign-ups begin daily at 8 a.m. at the Guy Cole Event Center in Carrie Blake Community Park.

Service Fest ends with a closing ceremony at 5:30 p.m. Friday, June 15, at the James Center for the Performing Arts followed by a concert by Black Diamond Junction.

To volunteer in advance, contact Assistant City Manager Joe Irvin at 360-582-2457 or or Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County at, 360-775-3742 or by visiting