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…

Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis celebrates the Kiwanis 100th birthday!

As our 100th birthday approaches we want to thank all of you who have made birthdays possible for children across the globe. Because of your generosity, vaccines have reached the women who need them—saving and protecting lives around the world. Maternal and neonatal tetanus is heartbreaking. Each day, 134 babies die from this painful disease….

Kiwanis Annual Auction Oct. 4 at Marymount

The Parkland p Kiwanis will be holding their Annual Fundraising event and auction on Saturday, October 4 at 5pm in the evening. The location this year will be the Marymount Event Center. The Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis raise money for local project including working on the maintenance of the historic Spanaway Cemetary on A Street and scholarships for high school…

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…

Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis Scholarship Auction

SPANAWAY, WA —  Saturday night at Spanaway Lake High School, community minded individuals came out to make bids on a wide assortment of interesting items, eat great pasta from Joeseppies and take their chance on several raffles. This was all in the name of raising thousands of dollars to help send high school seniors at the Bethel…

Scholarship Auction Saturday, Nov. 9

Tonight – be a part of making a student’s educational journey a great experience. Last year the combined local scholarship fundraising (Kiwanis, Rotary, Altrusa, BEST and FP Foundation)  presented $138,000 to graduating Franklin Pierce and Bethel Students. Let’s keep this positive traction!

Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanis Auction Nov. 9 at SLHS

The Parkland-Spanaway Kiwanis’ largest fundraiser for the year is happening this Saturday, November 9. It is their Scholarship Auction.  The Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis Foundation distributed a total of $16,000 to 15 deserving graduates in the Class of 2013 from every one of our high schools in the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School Districts! Everyone please…

ABC Day and car show photos

SPANAWAY, WA — Was it a camel? A zebra? A moose? Yes, it was all that and, it was ABC Day at Spanaway Lake High School. There was food from Challenger’s catering program, robots, balloon art, spinning wheels for prizes, free toothbrushes and many, many other interesting things to see. At the 723 Networking booth, a big…

Having a great time today – what rain?

SPANAWAY, WA — ABC Day at Bethel’s Spanaway Lake High School is an indoor sport, so the deluge of rain coming down today really doesn’t matter, there’s something marvelous to do in spite of it. Over at Sprinker Recreation Center, the baseball fields are too wet to drive the cars on, so the classic cars are…

Fun and games at the Garfield Street Fair

There was a street full of vendors, games and music, a parking lot nearly full of shiny, classic cars and bouncy houses, balloons and other delights for children of all ages. It was the Garfield Street Fair. This year the fair was on Park Avenue and Garfield Street to “C” Street. Special hand drawn signs…

Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis cleans up old Spanaway Cemetery

The Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis had a work party on Wednesday, August 14 and worked with several volunteers who brought lawnmowers, rakes, trimmers, shears and other assorted equipment for the task. Members of the 723 Networking Group, Bob Benum and his wife, Carolyn Bennett also assisted. Benum’s grandparents and an uncles rest in the cemetery. The Old Spanaway…

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…