Nostalgic in Sumner
By Scott Kringle
Last summer, the Water Hole Pub in Sumner, WA hosted a 50s and 60s night with great results. So when August 11th rolled around, they decided to do it again.
Folks came dressed like our parents did back in the day, and there were even prizes for the best dressed. DJ Steve Smith worked the microphone from 7pm to 9pm, calling out the music as if he was a radio disc jockey at “KSEX, best music on the radio today”.
Diana and Linda served up, not only some tasty cocktails, but also some great food. For me, it’s all about the Jalapeño Poppers and a diet coke, but for others it was the chicken, the seafood dishes, and so much more.
They had a fun trivia contest going on, and if you were one of the smart ones and got the answers correct, you’d win a drink ticket. Once the karaoke finally started up, the place really started to pop. Bobby, Chris, and Marcus got up and sang together. They performed so well that it softened up the rest of the would-be singers in the room, and soon they would take the mic themselves. Bob, Rosie, Larry, and Sheryl host the karaoke here, and with all the latest equipment and four mics, they’ll fill up the stage with four or more singers at a time.
Steve’s Elvis hairdo and glasses suited him well as he sang a few songs from the King. From 9am to close the music was non-stop.
If you’re ever in Sumner and looking for some great food, and friendly conversation, check out the Water Hole at 15716 Main St. E, Sumner, WA (253) 863-8478.