August 21, LeMay Car Show

43rd Annual LeMay Car Show Saturday August 21, 2021 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission: $15 general | $5 student (6-17 years old) | FREE for Foundation members. – Register to volunteer – Featuring more than 1,000 vintage vehicles and access to the whole museum collection! The LeMay Annual Show is a unique event. More than…

Toxic Algae Advisory for Spanaway Lake

On 7/21/2021, the Tacoma Pierce County Health Department issued a toxic algae advisory for Spanaway Lake. This is the link to the toxic algae advisories. What is a toxic algae bloom? Algae bloom occur in fresh water with the right amount of sunlight, temperature and nutrients. These conditions cause rapid growth of algae, which can…

Closures due to excessive heat

June 28, 2021, there may be unexpected closures in public facilities and programs. The Bethel School district is not offering its free lunch program out of concern for people being out in the extreme heat on this record heat wave day. The program will resume on Tuesday, June 29. Pierce County Parks will be closing…

In 1917, many Pierce County farms were condemned

Originally posted on 253 Watch:
By Marianne Lincoln In 1917, there was a war in Europe. South and Central Pierce County farmers were shocked to find out, the Secretary of the Army had decided that a certain part of Pierce County, where they lived, had been identified a choice location for a new military base. The…

Vendor Fair at 157th & Pacific Avenue

I don’t have any information other than what is on the graphics posted on the Parkland Facebook Page. May 29 and 30th from 10am to 5pm at 15709 Pacific Avenue S, Tacoma, WA, this is the address of Godfather’s Pizza. You might check it out and see…

Pre-Memorial Day Cemetery Cleanup

By Marianne Lincoln SPANAWAY — On Wednesday, May 26, youth from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint Congregations in Spanaway, Elk Plain, Rainier View and Firgrove came to Spanaway to tidy up the pioneer cemetery. Fifty eight kids from 10 to 18 and twenty adults assisted with picking up branches, trimming bushes, mowing…

Adopt-a-Highway is back!

WSDOT — After more than a year of being suspended due to the pandemic, WSDOT’s volunteer Adopt-a-Highway groups are heading back out to help clear roadway trash and litter. Groups can resume their important work helping keep our highways clean.   Become involvedWant to become even more involved in keeping our state beautiful? Consider forming…

Use AmazonSmile and help the Pierce Prairie Post

The Pierce Prairie Post operates under the Spanaway Community Association’s 501(c)(3) status. It is eligible for donations through AmazonSmile. If you shop on Amazon, try shopping on AmazonSmile and donate to your local news. Choose Spanaway Community Association as your charity of choice and then shop the way you already do, but using AmazonSmile. Local…

Spanaway Lakefront owners petition County for special assessment district

By Marianne Lincoln, 5-3-2021 The Friends of Spanaway Lake (FOSL) , a 501(c)(3) non-profit association of lakefront property owners, has drawn up a petition to the County Council to create a special Lake Management District (LMD). This Special taxing area would charge each lake lot owner between $4 to $8 per lakefront foot to help…

Cars & Comedy at Marymount May 13

THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2021 AT 6 PM PDT – 8:30 PM PDT Cars & Comedy For a Cause LeMay Collections at Marymount The public is welcome, every 2nd Tuesday for an in-person indoor comedy show supporting the Marymount Event Center. The Marymount Event Center is located in the Main Museum, which features over a dozen…

No COVID19 Vaccine sites in Parkland Spanaway?

By Editor Marianne Lincoln I invite you to correct me if I have missed something. Reading through the available locations for COVID19 vaccines, there is a location in Elk Plain at the Fred Meyer. There is a Location in Summit at the Albertson’s Pharmacy. But the Pacific Avenue corridor in Parkland and Spanaway has no…