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Community cools off at Wednesday event, another will be held Friday

Firefighter Jason Everett estimated more than 100 Island kids took advantage of Wednesday
Firefighter Jason Everett estimated more than 100 Island kids took advantage of Wednesday's 'community cool-off.'
— image credit: Elizabeth Shepherd/staff photo

Hundreds of Islanders turned out, many of them kids, to the Island's "community cool-off," held on Wednesday at Ober Park.

Vashon Island Fire & Rescue supplied the water, which gushed from its tender truck and cascaded down over the masses, cooling many on a day when temperatures topped 100 on Vashon.

The fire department had never done this before, but firefighter Jason Everett said "it was a huge success."

Another "community cool-off" will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, at Ober Park.

Below, see a slide show of snapshots taken at the cool-off. Photos were taken by Beachcomber arts editor Elizabeth Shepherd and Vashon Park District executive director Wendy Braicks.

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