Party in the Parks at National Night Out

Presented by the Mill Creek Police Department
Tuesday August 6, 2024
5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Highlands Park, 16123 Highlands Blvd. SE

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Notice: Soft Plastics Recycling

Effective June 3 2024, soft Plastics at the Mill Creek Library (15429 Bothell Everett Hwy Mill Creek, WA 98012-1212) will cease. Please take your recycling to your local grocer where you find a bin for recycled plastic.

Kroger is a participating store and you may recycle your plastics at Fred Meyer locations. For more information visit:

Thank you for supporting benches for our community and your continued commitment to the environment!

Party in the Parks & Kids Fun Run

The Party in the Parks & Kids Fun Run will take place at Mill Creek Sports Park on Thursday, June 27th from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Just like previous Party in the Parks events, we’ll have plenty of activities, games, and food for everyone. 

This year, we’ll be introducing the Kids Fun Run! There will be three distances that are age appropriate for kids Kindergarten – 5th grade.
Kindergarten/1st grade = 1 lap (.25 mile)
2nd grade/3rd grade = 3 laps (.75 mile)
4th/5th grade = 6 laps (1.5 miles)

Registration opens May 20
K/1st Grade / 2nd/3rd Grade / 4th/5th Grade
Online registration and a liability release are required and free. You must have a free account with ActiveNet to register.

• There is a limit of 150 participants for the entire race. (50 per category)
• There is no-day of registration. Online registration will close the day before.
• All registered participants will get a Fun Run race bib and a swag bag.
• Check in for all registered participants will take place between 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. This guarantees that all participants will have access to parking and the many other activities at the Party in the Parks event.
• Top 5 finishers in each category will be recognized on the winner’s podium after all races have concluded. This race will not be timed officially, although volunteers will be tracking the top 5 finishers in each category.
• Parents must be in attendance with their children at check-in and during the race, although the race course is for kids only. (parents allowed on course for K/1st). Parents can watch and cheer from the sidelines.

Timeline & Courses
4:30 p.m.     Stretching provided by Yoga In The Center
4:30 p.m.     Check-in opens for all age groups
5:30 p.m.     Check-in closes for all age groups
5:30 p.m.     Party in the Parks opens to all
5:30 p.m.     Kindergarten/1st grade race
6:00 p.m.     2nd grade/3rd grade race
6:30 p.m.     4th/5th grade race
7:00 p.m.     Podium

Food trucks will include WiseGuy Italian Street Food, The Panini Truck, and Yay Big. Yay High. Yay Ice Cream!

Cheering and hype will be provided by the Jackson High School Cheer Team!

Let Us Shine a Light on World Ovarian Cancer Day May 8 2024

Kiwanians are volunteers “dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time.” The members of the Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek take over today’s post to feature our club’s Social Media Coordinator, Tammy Evans.

May 8 is World Ovarian Cancer Day. This day is dedicated to raising awareness and to educate women (and men) about ovarian cancer. Mill Creek Kiwanian Tammy Evans has been doing just that. Diagnosed in 2016, she takes from her experience to educate women (and men) about the subtle signs of ovarian cancer which can strike females of all ages – including young girls and teens. There is no reliable screen for ovarian cancer and once symptoms arise, it is often advanced.

Having compassion for women diagnosed with cancer, Tammy with her husband Steve started Tammy’s Totes of Hope. Since 2018, Tammy’s Totes of Hope has donated well over 100 thoughtfully curated totes to be given to cancer patients at the University of Washington, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and Evergreen Hospital. The totes are on hold for now, but Tammy’s advocacy educating women of the world is stronger than ever on Instagram. Tammy’s Totes of Hope is a source for ovarian cancer awareness, encouragement, and hope.

Tammy currently serves on the Survivor Advisory Committee for Northwest Hope and Healing. She was honored in 2022 as a model in their “Life In Color” survivor fashion show representing gynecological cancer. She actively supports The Rivkin Center and Powell-Drescher Ovarian Cancer Research Center. The collaboration between ovarian cancer survivors and ovarian cancer researchers is key to conquering ovarian cancer.

Tammy uses her voice to improve lives in our community by spreading awareness about ovarian cancer. You will find it hard to find anyone more resolute to live fully and joyfully. “Every day is a gift.” Tammy wants females of all ages across the globe to know the symptoms that “whisper”, often mimicking digestive issues:

  • Bloating
  • Lower back ache
  • Pelvic or abdominal pain
  • Lack of appetite or feeling full quickly
  • Urinary symptoms – urgency or frequency
  • Intermittent abdominal pain and pressure
  • Changes in digestive tract
  • Unexplained fatigue
  • Loss of weight
  • Know your family and personal risk factors, including genetic links. If breast cancer (BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutations) runs in your family, there could be at risk for ovarian cancer.

Openly discuss ovarian cancer with your physician. There is no reliable screen for ovarian cancer.

The Kiwanis Club of Mill Creek dedicates this post to the incomparable Mill Creek Kiwanian Tammy Evans. She is a constant source of inspiration – bringing her delightful humor and vitality wherever she goes. She is a source of hope and enCOURAGEment for cancer thrivers. She wants nothing more than to bring awareness to early detection and the research into treatment of ovarian cancer. Have compassion. “Don’t pass judgement and be kind. You never know what someone is going through.”

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Today is #WorldOvarianCancerDay. Real change happens when we raise awareness and empower individuals to take action against ovarian cancer. Join the movement at #ShineOnOvarian #KnowOvarian #WOCD2024