Mukilteo is a marvelous place to live
Cece Vanderveen, a fifth grader at Columbia Elementary, is the winner of Beacon Publishing's third annual Mayor for a Day essay contest. Read her contest-winning essay here. -Ed.
Mukilteo is the best city for children like me.
To begin with, I love that you can go biking wherever you want. It’s mostly flat along Harbor Pointe Boulevard, which is great when you are just learning to ride. But, if you ever take a detour you can find plenty of giant hills!
Next, I love that you can pick berries from the bushes, so much so that your mom can make blackberry pie and enough blackberry jam to last the whole winter.
Then, I love our public library and that I can bike to it every day, if not every other day. Not only is it the prettiest library I have ever seen, but the staff is super nice and super helpful.
Did you know that you could put any book on hold that you want from the entire Sno-Isle system, and they will get it for you?
In the same way, I love that we have a beautiful YMCA with a heated indoor pool and hot tub. It’s so fun to swim at the Y, especially when you see it raining or snowing outside and you are warm inside.
They even make it the cold days of winter more fun by having something called “Muk Island” every Friday night!
In addition, I love my school, Columbia Elementary, because it is within walking distance of my house. Most importantly, it has incredible teachers.
In fact, my fourth grade teacher this past year, Ms. Halverson, was so good that even my favorite pizza parlor, Garlic Jim’s, awarded her with an end of the year pizza party.
Furthermore, I love that it snows here, so much so that my family and I went sledding down our hill with the neighbors.
Also, I love that we just got a new yogurt shop, The Chocolate Mill. It not only sells great yogurt, but also candy and chocolates.
Finally, I love all the different varieties of birds you can see, including bald eagles, snowy owls, squawking black crows, little tiny birds with red necks, and even pigeons.
In light of all of this, it’s no wonder why families from all over the world choose to live here. Mukilteo is an awesome place to live!