State Parties


Inviting all from Michigan! Get ready to mark your calendars for the annual Michigan Party in March at the Sun Lakes Cottonwood ballroom. Advertising and ticket sales information will be published shortly. This event is open to anyone from Michigan. Bring your friends and/or a guest and enjoy a dinner and games and socialize with others from Michigan.

If you are interested in serving on a committee to make this event a great experience for all, please contact Pearl R. at 480-305-0286. A big “thank you” goes out to the following who volunteered their time last year: Carol Boddy, Sue Donovan, Kathie Gates, Steve Gates, Ronald Konopka, Cindy Krasucki, Stan Krasucki, Rose Matteson, Mallory Newton, Marilyn Nisbet, Kathy Reis, Hillary Thibodeau, Tom Thibodeau, Pat Vachon, Bob Vandenbos, Dana Vandenbos, Judy Wolin and Chuck Wolin. v


Last year, 260 of your fellow Washingtonians attended the second annual Washington Patio Party at Palo Verde. Now we’re planning the next one for Saturday, March 10, 2018. Once again, it will be a barbecue from 4:00-7:00 p.m. featuring hamburgers with all the trimmings, grilled chicken, potato salad, coleslaw and dessert. There will be a cash bar and raffle, and we’ll be giving away prizes like Washington wine and gift cards from companies originating in Washington, including Starbucks, Nordstrom, Costco, REI and Maybe the best part is that it’s still only $15 per person.

If you are new to Sun Lakes or have never been to a Washington party and would like to be on the list, or if your email address has changed, please let us know at [email protected] If you don’t have email but would like to be on our snail-mail list, please call Colleen Vinje at 895-4967 or Beth Derheim at 883-3448. If you are already on our email list, you’ll be getting a “mark the date” email sometime this month, and then your invitation will be emailed to you in January.

Looking forward to another great party in March!