Expanding horizons – 253 Watch

For the past 5 years our editor, Marianne Lincoln, has been posting articles to talk about events and occurrences around the Bethel and Franklin Pierce School District areas. The Pierce Prairie Post is part of the Spanaway Community Association, which has existed since September 1994. Like everyone else, we all got tired of having meetings…

Hot cars, hotter chili at Freddie Fest Aug 12

FREDERICKSON, WA — Saturday, August 12 is the annual community festival for Frederickson, Freddie Fest. Cars, vendors, kiddie rides, bouncy toys, ponies, hot rods and classic cars and a great chili cook-off. The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the grounds of Sound Life Church, 3425 176th St E, Spanaway, WA. Fun…

Community Meeting in Frederickson June 17

Greetings, June 17 is our monthly meeting @ 9AM. We will have a representative from Pierce County Planning give a presentation on their Centers and Corridors plan that will rezone properties in Frederickson and the surrounding communities to accommodate 60,000 new residents. Existing Cities must plan for an additional 140,000 people. We would expect them to…

Community leaders stress quality of life to County Executive

On May 26, 4 community leaders from Midland, Frederickson, Waller and Spanaway met with County Executive Bruce Dammeier and Dennis Hanberg, Director of Planning and Land Services (PALS) and Public Works. The message was simple, our quality of life matters, we need roads and other infrastructure if you build out the Centers and Corridors project,…

Open houses to plan for new growth in central Pierce County communities

PIERCE COUNTY — About 60,000 more people are projected to move to the unincorporated communities of Pierce County between 2010 and 2030, according to the Washington State Office of Financial Management. Pierce County is updating the Community Plans for Frederickson, Mid-County, Parkland-Spanaway-Midland, and South Hill to plan for this growth. Central Pierce County residents are…

April 15 – Eggstravaganza

On April 15th from 9 AM till noon, FCCCC members will be attending the Annual Eggstravaganza Event at Sound Life Church. Each year we provide the Bunny(s) for the event and pass out candy to the youngsters.  Sound Life Church puts on a huge event with many activities for children that culminates with an Egg Hunt…

April 12 – Parkland Community

LEARN about the rich history of Parkland and the ongoing urbanization of our communities. Find out how to effectively ADVOCATE for the needs of our neighborhoods. ENGAGE with other committed volunteers and leadership in and around Parkland. When: Wednesday. April 12, at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Mayfair/138thE/Brookdale Safe Streets Community Meeting Agenda: *Safe Streets Campaign…

Growth – Is it managed in Pierce County?

Back in the early 1990’s the Washington State legislature passed the Growth Management Act. Since that time in Pierce County lot sizes have grown much smaller, there is more traffic congestion in unincorporated areas and now there are restrictions on who can get a well put on their property in rural areas. Did ‘we’ preserve our…

Annexation to a city WITHOUT a vote proposed by local legislators – updated

UPDATE: I attended the hearings and spoke on both HB1683 and HB1681. Apparently the provision to do an interlocal agreement has been in the law for some time. But they are broadening the application. Further discussion with Randy Lewis, Tacoma’s Lobbyist is currently they are focusing on the little areas that are still unincorporated that…

Limited Mt. Rainier Calendars available

The Pierce Prairie Post is the beneficiary of 10 limited edition 2017 calendars of Mt. Rainier. The calendars are on heavy weight cardstock and printed with magnificent original photos of Mt. Rainier taken each month from 2016’s dramatic mountain views. The calendars are 11′ x 17′ when they are open and hanging on the wall….

Frost on the nose of a child

By Marianne Lincoln When I was young, teachers told the story of the little match girl. It is about a homeless orphan who sold matches to sustain herself. The story does not end well as she uses up her matches to keep warm on a cold night and in the end, freezes to death. Our…