Grace, glitz and guts commanded the stage as the Miss Deer Park Scholarship Association held their annual ceremony tonight at Christ’s Church in Deer Park, WA. Eight local Deer Park High School junior ladies competed to be crowned Miss Deer Park 2021.
When the name Crawford is used in Deer Park, it is understood to be Crawford Street, the primary east-west road in the city. Long before Crawford became known as a street, a man named George E. Crawford was known over a century ago as a local lumber entrepreneur. His family helped build the town’s foundations and the oldest, still operating, church in Deer Park. Soon, a roundabout will also carry this name on.
Located in the center of downtown at 315 East Crawford Avenue is Perrins Field Park. The field was dedicated and named after the teacher, coach, and civic leader Sam Perrins. Perrins arrived in Deer Park in 1931, and became a fixture in the school system for over 30 years. He is the person who spearheaded clearing the land to provide a football field for the high school students who were, at that time, located across the street in what is now City Hall.
Governor Inslee announced Karen Johnson, PhD, as the director for the newly established Washington State Office of Equity. Johnson, previously the equity and inclusion administrator for the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), started her new duties as director in March.
The Department of Transportation has given the all-clear to finally begin construction of the Colville Road – Crawford Avenue Roundabout and reconstruction of Colville Street up to 3rd Street.
We asked you 5 Questions about the growth of Deer Park and you answered in a big way! With these simple questions about what growth you have already seen in town, as well as your hopes for the future, the Gazette has learned more than we ever expected. Thirty-three people replied, providing more than one hundred fifty comments and suggestions.
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