With all activities, please make sure you’re following the State’s rules for staying at home. While you can take walks or go to the grocery store, always maintain at least 6′ between you and others.

  • Stop by Cascade Regional Blood Center and donate critical blood (if you can).
  • Walk or bike the Sumner Link Trail.
  • Get a cup o’ joe & scone to go at your favorite coffee shop.
  • Phone a friend you haven’t talked to in a really long time.
  • Get a new novel online to have delivered from A Good Book and enjoy it at home.
  • Shop online for some new baking tools to have delivered from Simple Tidings & Kitchen and spend time in your kitchen.
  • Catch up on the projects with Sumner Connects and share some feedback.
  • Know someone home with a baby? Send them a special present that you bought online from Sugarbabies!
  • Learn a new language. (Travel will come back!)
  • Support a local non-profit with an online gift. Many rely on this time of year for their annual fundraisers, so they will be hit hardest when they need resources & funding the most. Extra bonus? Giving to a charity is proven to lift your spirits!
  • Bake a rhubarb pie, or share with us your favorite rhubarb pie recipe. Click here to get recipes from growers, other Sumner residents and visitors!
  • Walk down Main Street and window-shop.
  • Try a new restaurant. Use our Dining Guide to see who provides take out and who delivers. (There’s a lot!)
  • Walk around town and look for teddy bears in windows. There is one in City Hall too! (Hint: look up!)
  • Respond to the 2020 Census invitation!
  • Discover the Tacoma Art Museum with TAM at home including “tours” of the collection, activities and more.
  • Drop off supplies to the Sumner Food Bank. This is hitting everyone hard.
  • Become part of history. Share your story about what it’s like living through these days with the Washington State History Museum.
  • Enjoy a walk and visit to the “art museum” on our sidewalks as may families have been having fun with sidewalk chalk.
  • Treat yourself to bath bombs or lotions (everyone’s hands are really dry now) at a local boutique like Whispering Hills, A Picket Fence or Whispering Hills, who will help arrange shipping/pick-up with social distancing.
  • Check out services Pierce County Library offers online. Bet there’s more than you ever realized!
  • Buy gift cards for Sumner stores (under Greater Seattle area) or around the State and start planning a great adventure closer to home.
  • Buy a theater ticket. Arts groups are currently shut down, so buy a ticket to a future performance. Try something new! Opera? Ballet? Musical? Why not?
  • Surf Travel Tacoma’s website and plan one new adventure at a museum and/or attraction you’ll try when this is all over.
  • Have the kids design movie tickets and do a true night “in” at the movies with popcorn, candy and everything.

Anyone else need a nap? We tried to highlight a lot of our local businesses but couldn’t include them all. Keep exploring Sumner Downtown Promotion Association and the Puyallup-Sumner Chamber of Commerce for more links and resources.

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