Happy 2020 and welcome to our new feature, “West Hill Reads”! It is in the spirit of community that West Hill Community Association (WHCA) and King County Library System (KCLS) are working together to make literary recommendations featuring historically significant events that are important to our community. The goal is to inform, engage, and to educate the younger population of Skyway and the entire unincorporated West Hill area.
In 2018, your friends at the all-volunteer nonprofit West Hill Community Association had a banner year. From successfully partnering with teens to boost voter registration and turnout to leading community cleanups, neighborhood forums and highly anticipated events like our annual Skyway Outdoor Cinema festival and Halloween party, the year just flew by.
So we paused for just a bit to take a look back at some of the most wonderful, surprising, and memorable moments of last year (in absolutely no particular order). How many do you remember?
Our first year in King County Elections’ and Seattle Foundation’s Voter Education Fund cohort was full of memorable moments – from being blown away by the creativity and brilliance of our High School Voter Advocate partners at Renton High School and Talley High School to stopping traffic on election day with our T-Rex in front of Skyway Library.
We block partied. We paraded. We played the HECK out of some tabletop games.
And we experienced the best films both in and outdoors, always with fresh organic popcorn in hand.
Some folks underestimate how much fun we have in West Hill, particularly in our vibrant Skyway neighborhood. For those unfortunate folks that might not have paid close attention and missed all the fun, here’s a look back at some of our favorite highlights you can share with ’em.
From taking on mountains and tackling wetlands restoration to the crazy costumes at Skyway Outdoor Cinema, 2015 was packed with unforgettable moments in West Hill. We look back on a few of our favorites in this round-up: