(Photo courtesy of Don Jensen)
No, not the type requiring bleeps. Actually, Secretary Reed spent part of Wednesday participating in separate county swearing-in ceremonies in Kelso and Olympia.
The Secretary traveled south in the morning to the Cowlitz County Courthouse to swear in County Commissioners Mike Karnofski and Dennis Weber (in photo above), and PUD Commissioner Kurt Anagnostou.
After returning to Olympia, Reed made the short trek around Capitol Lake and up the hill to the Thurston County Courthouse to take part in an afternoon swearing-in ceremony for County Commissioners Sandra Romero and Cathy Wolfe, Thurston County Superior Court Judges Christine Schaller and Erik Price, and Thurston PUD Commissioner Linda Oosterman. Reed didn’t swear in any of the Thurston officials, but he gave a keynote speech on leadership.
The State Archives this Saturday is hosting a special event to celebrate Thurston County’s 156th birthday and the City of Olympia’s 150th birthday. Two separate sessions are scheduled for this unique occasion: 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. or 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited to 40 people at each session.
The State Archives is located at 1129 Washington Street SE in Olympia. It’s located just south of the Old County Courthouse on the Washington Street side.
Folks who attend will get a chance to:
view documents from the early days of Olympia, Lacey, Tenino and other areas of Thurston County;
see a slide program, entitled “How Did That Get Its Name?” that will answer how local towns, streets, lakes and other landmarks were named; and
tour the SW Washington Regional and State Archives.
Refreshments will be served at this free event, which is being run by the Thurston County Historic Commission and the City of Olympia. For more info, call Thurston County Parks and Recreation at (360) 786-5595.