Northwest NEWS

October 5, 1998

Front Page

First meeting of Kenmore Historians a success

   Based on the attendance at the first meeting of the Kenmore Historians, it appears there is a keen interest in the city's past.
   Forty-five people came to the Kenmore Community Club last Wednesday to share their memories of yesteryear.
   The group also discussed ways to preserve the city's heritage for future generations.
   Bob Bannister, Kenmore's first fire chief, said, "It was wonderful to see how many people share an interest in Kenmore's history."
   As each attendee told of his Kenmore roots it was evident that the group has a mix of old-timers and new, with all sharing a common interest.
   Loren and Jerry Day, whose father owned the Chowder Bowl until 1949, heard from those who had fond memories of meals and good times at their father's restaurant.
   Guest speaker Sue Kienast of the Bothell Historical Society shared some helpful hints on the preservation of history BHS has learned over the years.
   Ron Green, who along with his wife, accompanied Kienast to the meeting, made a surprise presentation to the Kenmore group.
   He gave them an unredeemed bond certificate which had been issued to his father, Charles Green, in 1932 to help finance the construction of the Kenmore Community Club.
   The ten dollar bond was one of the 150 issued to raise funds for the club. It will take its place among historical documents and other memorabilia being collected.
   The next meeting of the Kenmore Historians will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Kenmore Community Club.
   Anyone interested in Kenmore history is invited to attend.
   For more information, call Priscilla Droge at 486-4202 or Tom Traeger at 408-2818.