The Summer Meal Program, also known as the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), was created to help ensure children have nutritious meals when school is out of session. The Summer Meals Program provides free meals and snacks to people ages 1-18. The SFSP is a federally-funded, state-administered program. Different organizations like Deer Park, Riverside, and Mary Walker School Districts, and Spokane County Library District sponsor meals in our area. Below is a list of locations where kids can receive free food. Have been recently updated as of July 26 2021.
Deer Park Settlers Day celebrates its 100th year in 2021. Giving Deer Park the title for the oldest continuous community celebration in the state of Washington. This year’s Settlers Day 100th jubilee celebration is fast approaching with events that span the days of July 22nd – 25th.
After the smoke cleared at the City Council Special Emergency Meeting, the resolution passed to ban all firework activities. The main reason stated was the concern over the public threat of a fire emergency. The Deer Park Gazette takes a more in-depth look at why the decision was made and the thoughts of those involved.
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