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By Staff | Jul 2, 2020

Juneteenth celebration held in Rugby

A small Juneteenth celebration took place at Rugby’s Ellery Park June 23, hosted by Breaking Societal Norms, a group of students and community members promoting diversity.

“The event didn’t turn out exactly how we wanted it to,” member Jacoby Glasser said. “We had around 10 people show up.”

“It was the first celebration (for Juneteenth) Rugby has had,” member Brittany Loughman said.

Activities held at the event included a tie dye station, cornhole and other outdoor games, and talks on diversity.

“We plan to host another event similar to the Juneteenth celebration soon,” Glasser noted.

– Sue Sitter, Staff Writer

Emergency planning committee meets

A meeting of the Local Emergency Planning Committee was held Tuesday morning.

Pierce County Emergency Manager Kelsey Siegler discussed three topics with attendees: the Statewide Interoperable Radio Network 20/20 initiative, Tier II reporting and exercises for 2020-21.

In SIRN 20/20, Siegler said verbiage in the legislation needed to be changed regarding fire and ambulance districts, and a radio survey needed to be completed by Oct. 31.

Under exercises, Siegler said future exercises coming included a full-scale tornado drill and a downed aircraft drill.

– Tribune Staff Report

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