Local Kiwanis gifts first year teachers

It was an inspiration of Parklands-Spanaway Kiwanis President Bruce Rice. One night he was thinking about how difficult it is to graduate from college, be burdened with student debt, rent payments and also try to start teaching in a classroom where often teachers have to use their own resources to acquire supplies for their students’…

Help support Winterfest 2022

Each year, community services in the Parkland-Spanaway area support low-income families by collecting items for Winterfest. Families receive invitations from those community services to participate in the event. Winterfest has served hundreds of local families over the past 30 years. They share refreshments, hold a children’s fair with games, face painting, a visit with Santa,…

Parkland Spanaway Kiwanis – Join a Gem

In South Pierce County, there is a hidden gem that meets at noon the 2nd and 4th Thursdays at the Paradise Lanes Entertainment Center, 12505 Pacific Ave S, Tacoma, WA 98444. The club, part of Kiwanis International, raises money and provides more than $12,000 of college scholarships annually in the Franklin Pierce and Bethel school…

Spanaway historic cemetery cleanup, May 24 & 25

First, the Kiwanis on May 24, from 4 to 7 p.m. will do some preliminary work on the cemetery. Then, on May 25, the youth and their leaders from 4 congregations of the Latter Day Saints Church will be mowing, weed eating, and doing general cleanup at the Spanaway Cemetery from 4:15 to 6 p.m….

October 6 is ABC Day at Bethel High

ABC Day is All Bethel (School District) Community Day. Over the past 10 plus years, it has become a very popular event for the community to come to that year’s high school to see what is going on in the c=-schools and around the community. Community groups come out and show what they offer to…

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…