Sequim milk cans for bid to fete city's centennial
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Monika Livingstone’s painted milk can sits inside the That Takes the Cake bakery at 171 W. Washington St. in Sequim. Livingstone’s can was donated by Kevin Hergert. Historic milk cans have been painted and placed around the city to mark the area’s dairy history during its 100th.

By Joe Smillie
Peninsula Daily News

SEQUIM –– The city is asking residents to check out its milk cans.

Placed in 15 businesses all around the city are vintage milk cans painted by artists from Sequim and the Dungeness Valley.

The cans are part of the celebration of the city's centennial, providing a nod to the dairy industry, which played an important role in the area's development.

Residents and visitors can pick up passports to get stamped at each milk can spot.

Passports that have been stamped by all businesses can then be turned in to City Hall, 152 W. Cedar St., where they will be entered into monthly prize drawings.

The painted milk cans also are up for a silent auction.

Bid on milk cans

Fans can bid on their favorite cans at City Hall. Auction winners will be announced at the Centennial Finale at 7 Cedars Casino on Nov. 2.

The city was incorporated Oct. 31, 1913. The city's yearlong centennial celebration began Oct. 27 with a kickoff dinner and continues with events each month.

The names of the artists who painted the milk cans and their locations are: Saundra Cutsinger, A Dropped Stitch, 170 W. Bell St.; Jeff Tocher, Barton's Tack & Boot Repair, 865 Carlsborg Road, Suite E; Nancy Hofmann, Bauer Interior Design, 119 N. Sequim Ave.; Kathy Corriell, Colors of Sequim, 139 W. Washington St.; Mary Franchini, Syd Dupree, Pam Kaufman, Saundra Cutsinger, Co-op Farm & Garden, 216 E. Washington St.; Linda Stadtmiller, Econo Lodge, 801 E. Washington St.; Sunny Benham, Heather Creek, 122 W. Washington St.; Ellen Swears, Juan de Fuca Cottages, 182 Marine Drive.

Also, Sky Heatherton, KeyBank, 120 N. Dunlap Ave.; Mary Ann Proctor, Kitsap Bank, 1320 W. Washington St.; Kali Bradford, Phil Castell Insurance, 426 E. Washington St.; Adrienne Pereira, Purple Haze Lavender, 127 W. Washington St.; Lo Cole, Rainshadow Coffee, 157 W. Washington St.; Cathy Clark, Sequim Gazette, 147 W. Washington St.; and Monika Livingstone, That Takes the Cake, 171 W. Washington St.

For more information, contact City Clerk Karen Kuznek-Reese at 360-681-3428 or


Sequim-Dungeness Valley Editor Joe Smillie can be reached at 360-681-2390, ext. 5052, or at

Last modified: March 21. 2013 5:47PM
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