Jillian Klingenberg, Heritage Bank Lakewood’s assistant branch manager, was recently named Lakewood First Lion Club “Lion of the Year” for 2014, for her efforts on behalf of the club’s apple sales and crab feed.
By Pete Franklin
Friday, 23 January 2015, the Steilacoom Kiwanis Foundation held its annual Winefest which raises money to benefit the children, schools and communities of Steilacoom, Dupont and Anderson Island. Almost 400 people attended the event and excellent support was provided by Steilacoom High School Key Club and soldiers from the 42nd MP Brigade stationed at JBLM. Sampling wines from local wineries, silent and live auctions, and dessert dashes and a chance to catch up,with old friends were among the highlights. [Read more…]
Lakewood’s Christ Lutheran Church has challenged Westborough, Massachusetts’ Good Shepherd Lutheran Church to a “SOUPer Bowl” food drive. “I thought it would be fun to find a fellow Lutheran church back east to raise the stakes a bit,” said Christ Lutheran parish administrator Lyndi Reed. “Good Shepherd is in Patriots-country and is the same size we are.” Regardless how the Super Bowl turns out, two food banks will soon be a little better stocked. If you’d like to show your Seahawks “12” spirit, stop by Christ Lutheran (8211 112th St SW) before February 1 with your donations. Christ Lutheran donations will benefit the Tillicum Food Bank. Go HAWKS.
On Jan. 16, Li’l Firehouse Coffee of Lakewood joined forces with the Western Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association to “Fill the Boot” for the coffee shop’s Grand Opening Celebration. [Read more…]
It is only three weeks away until the Caring for Kids Happy Hearts Dinner Auction. It is time to buy your tickets! As an all-volunteer organization we help thousands of kids in need in our community. Everyday we are asked to provide clothing, school supplies, food, hygiene products and a host of other needs. [Read more…]
By Walt Sommers
Dave Bennett, long time Lakewood resident, has joined the Clover Park Kiwanis. Bennett, a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and owner of Bennett’s Concrete Finishing, said he had been aware of the Kiwanis Club for years and was excited about joining. He said his children had all won Kiwanis Good Citizen Awards in school and had been members of the Kiwanis student clubs. [Read more…]
The Pierce County Department of Community Connections and Tacoma-Pierce County Coalition to End Homelessness seek volunteers to gather census data of the homeless population and those on the verge of becoming homeless in Pierce County. [Read more…]
We all know how active a community Lakewood is. We also know how much residents here love to go outside and play.
On Thursday, Lakewood learned that it is one of the lucky communities across the country that will benefit from a new playground that will allow residents to stay active and play. [Read more…]
By Renee Quinn
Today, Disney Club Penguin along with KaBOOM!, announced that it was awarding a grant to the Lakewood Family YMCA to build a new playground. Local children will design the playground of their dreams, which will then be turned into a reality by engineers. Children will help design the play structure at the YMCA on Thursday, Jan. 8 at 4:30 pm, where the project will be announced. [Read more…]
The Steilacoom Kiwanis Foundation will host their Winter Winfest on Friday, January 23 (5-9 pm) at the McGavick Center at Clover Park Technical College. Cost is $50 per person and includes dinner, wine tasting, dessert and silent auction. Proceeds benefit academic needs, community improvements and scholarships. Contact Steve Schenk (253-307-7208) or Roger Westman (253-964-3282).