Parks Appreciation Day

Be part of a county-wide effort on Saturday, April 26th from 9:00am-12noon. 2,500 volunteers will converge on 50 local parks and natural areas to “give back” by pruning, pulling, and planting. You can be part of this effort at Chambers Creek Regional Park, 8950 64th St W in University Place. For more information about what you will be doing at the site please contact

Help feed hungry families while dancing the night away

Help feed hungry families in Pierce County while dancing the night away at FISH Food Banks’ FriendRaiser on Saturday, April 19. Classic rock ‘n roll entertainment generously provided by Daryl & the Diptones. With your support, in one fun evening, FISH Food Banks can purchase three cargo containers full of nutritious food for families in need. 

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Master Sergeant Nelson named Chamber’s Citizen-Airman of the Year

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

TACOMA – It is the Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber’s honor to present the 2014 Howard O. Scott Citizen-Airman of the Year Award to 446th Airlift Wing Master Sergeant Lance Nelson.

Master Sergeant Lance Nelson is a long-time loadmaster in the 729th Airlift Squadron, 446th Airlift Wing at Joint Base Lewis McChord-McChord Field. He is a flight leader in the squadron and manages training for his flight. He also is an employee of West Pierce Fire and Rescue as a firefighter and EMT.

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Statewide Flag Lowering April 15 to honor victims of Oso mudslide

Governor Inslee hereby directs that Washington State and United States flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, in memory of the victims of the SR 530 slide that occurred on March 22, 2014.

Flags should remain at half-staff until the end of the day on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, or first thing Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014. Other government entities, citizens and businesses are encouraged to join this recognition.

Join Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy on the Museum Walk

Tacoma-Pierce County Chamber of Commerce

TACOMA – Join Downtown On the Go and Pierce County Executive Pat McCarthy on Walk Tacoma’s Museum Walk, Wednesday, April 16, 2014 from 5:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.  The 2.5 mile walk, sponsored by TWOKOI Japanese Cuisine, will start at the Children’s Museum of Tacoma at 15th and Pacific Avenue and highlight six downtown museums along the route. 

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