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February 17, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Neighbors lined Medina streets for a glimpse of Obama

President Obama's motorcade arrives in Medina Friday for a fundraiser. (Photo by Steve Ringman / The Seattle Times)

Nearly 100 Eastside residents lined the streets outside Jeff Brotman’s house in Medina, hoping to catch a glimpse of the president as he arrived for an afternoon fundraiser.

They weren’t disappointed.

“It exceeded my expectations,” said Marelaine Dykes, 35, of Medina, moments after the president sped past with dozens of motorcycles in tow. “He was looking right at us and waving and it’s just one of those things that you’re going to remember for the rest of your life.”

But those with the best view were a group of students at Medina Elementary School, which is located directly across the street from the Brotman’s house. Lined up against the fence, the kids were at least 100 yards closer than the residents.

Hemant Neyak, a 41-year-old emergency room doctor, said he sneaked his 4th-grade daughter, who attends Medina Elementary, a video camera “just in case.”

Even though he didn’t get to see much, Neyak said he enjoyed watching the motorcade, which he called a community event.

“It’s fun,” he said. “How much more excitement can you get than the president coming to your neighborhood?”

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