APRIL 14, 1997

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Local business supports Wilmot Park

park tile

Staff and accountants at Miller, Boltjes, Whitsell & Co. pose with the tile, featuring their company logo, that will be placed in the Wilmot Gateway Park. From left to right: Donna Whitsell, Gary Whitsell, Gayla Watkins, Pat Frits, Cindy Mattrix, Don Miller, and Brad Boltjes.
Photo by Karen Diefendorf/Northwest News.

Wilmot Park Miller, Boltjes, Whitsell & Co., an accounting firm in Woodinville since 1978, was honored at the April 8 Woodinville Chamber of Commerce luncheon for its recent $1,000 contribution to the Wilmot Gateway Park. A 12-inch by 12-inch tile, on which the company's name has been engraved, will be placed in the park.
   Gary Whitsell said he felt that a city becomes what its citizens want it to be and that purchasing the tile was a way for the business to participate in the Wilmot Park project.
   "This park is very important to the vitality of downtown and to the community at large," Whitsell said. "It's part of what Woodinville can become: an ever better city in which to live and do busines."
   The park, slated for construction this summer, will be located across the street from the Sorenson ballfields, along the Burke-Gilman Trail. It will feature restrooms, play equipment, water access, benches, and a large picnic pavilion.
   A private donation campaign was launched to support the park in 1996. Citizens and businesses can purchase specially imprinted bricks and tiles to help finance the project. Over $200,000 is still needed to begin construction.
   "We're doing our part to contribute to the corporate neighborhood where we do business," said Whitsell.
   Information concerning the park or order forms for the tiles are available by calling City Hall at 489-2700.