Wetlands in Pierce County

The area of Pierce County south of the City of Tacoma and north of Eatonville lies on what is called a sole source aquifer (SSA). unless you are drinking “Tacoma Water” that Tacoma Public Utilities pulls from the Green River watershed, you are probably drinking water from that aquifer. Even JBLM sits on that aquifer….

Nov 4-5, 2017 Spanaway Lake High Holiday Craft Fair

Nov. 4-5 will be the annual Spanaway Lake High School Holiday Craft Fair. This is one of the best local events of the year for hand-made crafts and unique holiday gifts. The cost to enter is $3 for an adult and children under 6 are free. Inside, you will find wood carvers, jewelry, blankets and quilts, ornaments, food,…

High Tech mouth guards = safety

BETHEL SCHOOL DISTRICT — The Spanaway Lake High School football team was given 95 brand new mouth guards. That might not sound like a big deal, but it was. The Vector mouth guards sent to SLHS are equipped with tiny computers that track every hit a player takes and funnels that information to coaches on…

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…

Sock Hop at Marymount – Nov 4

Join us as we re-live the best of the Fifties during a fun, retro evening where you can cut a rug while also raising funds for the LeMay Collections at Marymount and our programs. Enjoy dinner, dancing, entertainment, a silent auction, 50s style dinner, and live music from Wally and the Beaves! We will also have…

Trunk or Treat – Oct 28

Each year at Marymount the Lemay Family Collections welcomes 3,000+ children from the community to participate in this safe and festive Halloween activity.  Trunk or treat is Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. We are in need of candy donations! If you can bring a bag, a case or even cash to purchase candy…

Goodpaster named next Franklin Pierce Superintendent

Tacoma, WASHINGTON (28 August 2017) With the announcement that Dr. Frank Hewins, Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools since 2007, will retire at the conclusion of the 2017-2018 school year, the Franklin Pierce School Board of Directors has unanimously chosen Mr. Lance Goodpaster, current Assistant Superintendent of PK-12, as the next Superintendent of Franklin Pierce Schools….

News from Bethel Schools

Evergreen Elementary named National Title I Distinguished School Evergreen Elementary was named a National Title I Distinguished School. This prestigious recognition is given to a small number of schools across the country that excel academically despite having a large percentage of low-income students. Only one other school in Washington was named a Distinguished School this…

Another community legend passes

[Editor note: Jim was so instrumental in so many ventures, but was always careful to remain behind the scenes. I know we all can thank him for the beautiful photographs in the Pierce Prairie Post, but he would never admit to helping us get the beautiful camera we use. Rest peacefully Jim – condolences to…

Sorrow is distracting

You have not seen any posts for awhile. I have not had time or the willpower to explain. On August 28, 2017, my former husband and high school sweetheart passed away suddenly from a heart attack. The complications of being a “former spouse” are overwhelming. Displaced grief is not something our society deals with well….