By Officer Myron Travis, Mukilteo Police Department
MUKILTEO, WA — On Monday, April 27, 2020, The City of Mukilteo will begin two consecutive weeks of a “Mukilteo Spirit” campaign. Monday through Friday for two weeks, Mukilteo residents can participate in various themed activities to show unity and support for the entire community.
The week kicks off on Monday April 27th, with “Honor Our High School Seniors Day.” Everyone is encouraged to wear purple, display purple at their residence or business and on their cars or bikes. “Our Kamiak High School graduating seniors are missing out on so many traditions. This is our shared opportunity to support them and show them how proud we are of their academic accomplishments and to wish them well,” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson. The following Monday will feature the same theme.
Tuesday’s will be “Picnic in Your Yard Day.” Residents are asked to have lunch at 12:30 P.M., in their front yard to get out and see their neighbors, wave, and look for first responders and City officials to drive by their neighborhood.
Wednesday’s will be “Lights on for Essential Workers.” Residents are asked to display lights outside or in their window to show support for those essential workers who continue to protect and serve the community. Blue lights are suggested for police, red for fire fighters, yellow for dispatchers, white for doctors and nurses, and holiday lights for restaurant, grocery and delivery workers.
Thursday’s will be “Support our Mukilteo Businesses Day.” Residents are asked to order a take-home meal from a Mukilteo business as they remain open to provide food and services for the community. Businesses are encouraged to turn on their lights to show unified support among the business community.
Friday’s will be “Dress to Impress Day.” Residents are asked to shed pajamas and casual wear and get dressed to have a formal day at home. Community members can post their formal look on the City of Mukilteo Facebook page to enter the “Dress to Impress” contest. Those who enter can win a gift certificate to a local restaurant to enjoy a night “in” for dinner. Winning pictures will be re-posted as ‘Winners” and instructions on how to receive the gift certificate will be provided at that time.
“Staying home can be stressful and it is up to everyone to come together during this challenging time to stay engaged and interactive in new and creative ways. I’m so proud of the resilience I’ve seen in the Mukilteo community. We expect Mukilteans to show their Mukilteo Strong spirit for these two weeks, practice physical distancing, and stay healthy!” said Mayor Jennifer Gregerson.
For more information about “Spirit Week” or the Mukilteo Police Department contact Crime Prevention Officer Myron Travis at 425.263.8100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.