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…

Dazzling party at Sprinker for the 555th of JBLM

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY, WA — It was a Tuesday afternoon and the parking lot at Sprinker Recreation Center had nary a space left to put another car. The fledgling Eastisde Subchapter of the local AUSA was welcoming soldiers, their wives and children to the center to celebrate. It was a “Welcome Home” party from their deployments and…

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…

Parkland Spanaway Rotary installs new officers

Today at their regular Tuesday meeting, the Parkland Spanaway Rotary installed their 2013-14 slate of officers. Carrie Ching will be their new President. Her most recent accomplishment was organizing the recent Surrender the Booty Bash. President elect (Vice President) is Marvin Rogers, Secretary is Ruth Kohler and Treasurer is Amy Hobson. Additional board of directors include Greg…

Rotary of Parkland Spanaway filled their treasure chests for worthy causes

The Rotary Club of Parkland Spanaway held their fourth annual Surrender The Booty Bash at the McGavick Center in Lakewood Saturday and a fine time was had by all the pirates and wenches. According to one reveller, it’s their annual opportunity to dress up like pirates and have drinks with their friends. Actually, it is a…

April 27, Rotary Club of Parkland-Spanaway Surrender the Booty Bash

Be there if ya dare, Saturday, April 27, 2013 Ahoy me hearty! Arr, Rotary Club of Parkland-Spanaway will be agin brin’ ye “Surrender the Booty Bash 4”!  ‘Tis the major fundraiser for  Parkland-Spanaway and we ask ye to plan  to attend tis excitin’ event. Sail around this web site for all the details if ya dare…ya son…

Community organizations abound here

There are plenty of community organizations to belong to in the area the Pierce Prairie Post serves. If you don’t belong to one, you probably don’t know as much about what’s going on here. In fact, this is not a complete list. The Spanaway Early Risers Lions needs to update their phone number and meeting…

Parkland Spanaway Rotary meeting to feature local history

The Parkland Spanaway Rotary meeting on Tuesday, November 6 will feature a presentation by Marianne Lincoln, the Historian for the Descendants of Fort Nisqually Employees Association. The meeting will be held at Paradise Village, 12505 Pacific Ave. S., at noon. Lincoln grew up in Pierce County, is a former Bethel School Board member and current editor…

What do you do with all that fruit? Local Rotary has answers

Tuesdays at noon, the Parkland Spanaway Rotary meets at the Paradise Bowl, 12505 Pacific Avenue South. This week their speakers were from the Emergency Food Network and the Pierce County Gleaning Project. These names are hyperlinked to their websites. There have always been needs in our communities, but in this particular economy, the need is…