Light of Liberty celebrates its return to Island Park
SUB’s July 4th backyard party and Project Share fundraiser made a spectacular return to Island Park after a two-year hiatus. The park was filled with families, excited to gather again for an evening of live music, kids activities, and of course, fireworks.
This year’s event was one for the record books, earning nearly $60,000 for Project Share, a whopping 25% increase over the event’s previous high water mark. The proceeds will help hundreds of low-income Springfield’s in the coming year with utility bills, making Light of Liberty earn it’s moniker as a “party with a purpose.”
Thanks to SUB staff, family and friends who volunteered for event set up, front gate duties, VIP assistance, kids area management, and more. SUB couldn’t do it without you!
SUB’s mister is a cool addition to summer events
Another summer staple is SUB’s participation in the Lane County Fair water booth, presented in collaboration with EWEB and Rainbow Water District. As the area’s regional water providers, the collaboration drives home the idea that water knows no boundaries and is a resource that we all have a role in protecting.
The booth includes our popular water mister, which kept people refreshed throughout the day. Said one father “This is the best ride at the Fair. I’m never leaving.”
The mister also made its debut at the Asian Celebration in Alton Baker Park. This community event draws festival goers from Eugene and Springfield, and celebrates the culture and contributions of the Asian community. SUB was glad to be represented, and the festival organizers were thrilled to offer the mister as a cool attraction on a hot summer day.