October 10, 2020

Downtown Monroe Sidewalk Sale!
Next Saturday, October 17th Business retailers across the downtown core will move their inventory out into the fresh air for a downtown-wide sidewalk sale event. This event is intended to allow shoppers the opportunity to safely and responsibly shop and support some of their favorite local businesses, while enjoying a variety of discounted merchandise and other promotions.
Stroll through Downtown Monroe shops & pop-up boutiques for their second round- sidewalk sale! Tables with sale items will be placed in front of their businesses along with goodies and other great deals. There will be some food vendors, free reusable tote bags from the Chamber of Commerce & many other great finds!

For those who missed Septembers event, this one is for you! WITHOUT smoke! 
We can't wait to see you Monroe!!

Last month, the Evergreen State Fair sought to keep the spirit of the Fair going by hosting a Food Drive at the Fair Park. A food drive has been a long-standing tradition on the opening day of the Fair. This year, because of COVID-19, the need was even greater. To support food banks in the City of Monroe, WA and neighboring communities, the Fair Park staff, board and volunteers hosted a drive-thru food drive on August 27.
2020 has been a trying year across our country and globe. As we continue to meet the challenges of this year, the Monroe Chamber of Commerce is working to bring some much needed smiles and giggles to our community. To further this effort, a section of Lewis Street in downtown has been designated as a "Silly Walk Zone". Visitors to the area are encouraged to break out their best moves, and to share them with the Chamber on its Facebook page for a chance to be featured. A Silly Walk Zone is also located at Lake Tye Park. In addition to sharing videos of themselves silly-walking, residents are encouraged to utilize the Chamber's Facebook page to suggest other areas in Monroe for future Silly Walk Zones.
What's the good news Monroe?

Our AMAZING City with Mayor Geoffrey Thomas launched a new Facebook page: We Are Monroe WA!

"The goal of We Are Monroe WA is to elevate commonalities and shared values among Monroe residents, spark connections, and ultimately cultivate empathy that is grounded in shared humanity rather than circumstances. Follow the We Are Monroe WA page for future uplifting stories."

Do you have a story or photo to share?
Email wearemonroewa@monroewa.gov!
The City of Monroe has launched the 2020 Monroe Business Survey. With unprecedented challenges brought on by COVID-19, businesses and residents are experiencing a wide range of issues. This survey helps identify these issues, and will provide information that will assist Mayor Geoffrey Thomas and the City Council to craft policies and programs aimed at relief and support. The survey will take approximately 25 to 30 minutes to complete. Business owners are encouraged to take the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/7PT2WX7
Werner Paddles has openings for their Production Team offering a competitive wage. Come join a great environment with great benefits. The success of Werner Paddles begins on the inside. With a happy and committed team, anything is possible! 
Want to join our team? Apply at www.wernerpaddles.com and fill out the application or contact our Human Resource department at peggy.jones@wernerpaddles.com
At Snohomish County Fire District 7, the onset of Fall often signals a time the district normally gears up for Fire Prevention Week. Firefighters look forward to school visits in kindergarten, second, and fourth grade classrooms. This year looks a little different, but District 7's focus remains the same. District 7 wants to support our parents and teachers, and bring valuable safety messages to the children, teens, adults, and families within the district. Join District 7 for their second Instructor Workshop to learn lessons that teach grade level standards, focus on safety messages, and highlight the diverse roles firefighters and team members play on a day-to-day basis. Each lesson is ready to be incorporated in your virtual classroom or in your home. 
Online registration for this free workshop is now open!
Free remote printing available at Monroe Library!
The Monroe YMCA is thrilled to annouce they are reducing their full-day care rates by 30% for EVERY family in our community, and offering up to 35% in additional support for those in need of financial assistance. The Y is here to serve you and your family this fall.