Not since 2012 have Washingtonians had a state get together in Sun Lakes. That’s all changing. On Sunday, March 13 we’ll have the first ever Washington Patio Party at Palo Verde. It will be a barbecue from 4:00-7:00 p.m. featuring hamburgers with all the trimmings, grilled chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and for dessert your choice of brownies or lemon bars. There will be a cash bar, a 50/50 raffle and we’ll be giving away prizes like Washington wine, gift cards from companies originating in Washington, including Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco, Amazon.com; and that’s just for starters. Maybe the best part is that it will only cost $15 per person. So put it on your calendar and although it may be a little early to make a reservation, if you just want to get it off your mind, you can call committee members Maureen Hagen in Oakwood at 480-225-4520 or Kit Carlton in Cottonwood at 480-639-3164. See you there.