by Jacob Jones
After a decade of ruling its own destiny, Spokane Valley plans to celebrate 10 years of city-ness — incorporation or whatever you call it — this weekend.
They grow up so fast.
Spokane Valley Mayor Thomas Towey (that's right, they have a mayor) issued a proclamation earlier this year marking the anniversary and praising its citizens.
"Spokane Valley is a community of opportunity where individuals and families can grow and play, and businesses will flourish and prosper," he writes.
City officials are hosting a "birthday party" and carnival from 10 am to 3 pm Saturday at CenterPlace Regional Event Center on Discovery Place. Food vendors, children's activities and a craft fair will be set up.
Mayor Towey will make opening remarks before the festivities begin. City officials promise free birthday cake and cupcakes.
Here's city information on the upcoming activities. From a news release:
Now, if I could just find the right gift for a city of 90,000 people.