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Langley Loop effort lauded

A pot of flowers was treated like a hot potato at the Langley City Council meeting Monday night.

The city was trying to thank those involved in the successful “Langley Loop” sign campaign, which raised money, designed signs and followed the complex process of having signs erected along state and county roads that point visitors toward Langley.

A number of people involved in the project attended the meeting. The colorful bouquet of flowers was first handed to business owner Cynthia Tilkin, who promptly carried it two rows back and handed it to Sherry Jennings, who spearheaded the Langley Loop project for the chamber. Jennings looked a bit flushed before setting the bouquet on its own seat, center aisle, where it spent the rest of the night alone.

County Commissioner Helen Price Johnson was in attendance as was metal artist Tim Leonard, among others, and former mayor Paul Samuelson was credited for his support. Mayor Larry Kwarsick called it an “amazing accomplishment,” and the consensus seemed to be that Jennings deserved the bouquet.

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