Join, help your community and be happier as a result

South Pierce County has many local organizations from Rotary, Lions and Kiwanis to community associations in the unincorporated areas. These groups are made up of volunteers who care about the people and places around them. They put in countless unpaid hours to make your lives better. If you are feeling low, participating in one of these…

Altrusa, Marymount wine & dine fundraiser

Saturday, March 29, was the annual spaghetti fundraiser for the South Pierce County Altrusa Club. This group of business women participates in projects for local needy, childhood literacy, high school scholarships for Bethel and Franklin Pierce district and even helped organize and create the local LeMay SkatePark. The secret and famous Nancy LeMay spaghetti sauce was…

Support the 24th Annual Winterfest!

Winterfest provides the joy and spirit of Christmas to 500 low income families who are experiencing economic despair in our own community. The heads of these families are hard working, disabled, laid off, or unable to work. Children will get to visit with Santa and enjoy holiday festivities like face painting, holiday crafts, and picking a book…

Altrusa garage sale for community service Aug 3

On Saturday, August 3rd, Altrusa of South Pierce County will hold a garage sale at 302 – 192nd (near B Street) in Spanaway. There will be tons and tons of nearly new school clothes. Low, Low Prices! All proceeds will fund community service. The clothes are from PLU… Often when the students move out clothes are…

Our benevolent local non-profits boost local graduates

By Marianne Lincoln One of the most amazing things happing in our community is also probably one of the least publicized. In fact, I believe this is the first comprehensive article ever written about it. I am speaking of the local non-profit organizations that raise money all year long in the Franklin Pierce and Bethel…

Altrusa Wine, Dine and Tour brought history alive at Marymount

Saturday, March 23 the Altrusa Club of South Pierce County held its 9th annual Wine, Dine and Tour Event at the Marymount Event Center. This event helps the Altrusa Foundation fund scholarships in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts. Tickets for the event were sold out in advance as people were excited to have the private…

Altrusa Funraiser features LeMay Car Collection Tour March 23

Altrusa of South Pierce County’s 9th Annual Wine, Dine & Tour will take place on March 23, 2013 at the Marymount Event Center. The event consists of a spaghetti dinner with Nancy’s LeMay’s special sauce, a silent auction and a private tour of the LeMay Family Car Collection. This event is a fundraiser for the Altrusa…