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By Isabel Rodriguez

Back to School Bash a big splash


August 7, 2019


ANTICIPATION: Kids and adults waited in line at one of the bouncy houses at this weekend's Back to School Bash.

For 13 consecutive years, Sunday Sutton has found herself at the same spot every year, celebrating education in a Back to School Bash event on the courthouse lawn in Goldendale.

Sutton is not alone. She is joined by numerous volunteers, community partners, churches, and public service agencies. The Back to School Bash event, sponsored by the Goldendale Church of the Nazarene and generous community partners, started with a desire for outreach into neighboring communities by Pastor Thomas and Marybeth Fender, who then turned the event coordination over to local resident Sunday Sutton. Sutton started hosting the event with the aid of the Church of the Nazarene, and it has since grown into a...

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