Klingenberg named ‘Lion of the Year’


Jillian Klingenberg (second from right) was recently named “Lion of the Year”. With Jillian are (from left) Lion President Eric Warn, Lion District Zone Chair Bonnie Manning and Heritage Bank branch manager Jay Mayer.


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.

Steilacoom Kiwanis Foundation Winefest – Supporting Schools, Kids and Communities

Members of the 508th Military Police Battalion, 42nd MP,Brigade, JBLM supported set-up, the event and the clean up.

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…]

Christ Lutheran to compete in ‘SOUPer Bowl’

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.

Clover Park Kiwanis welcomes new member

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…]

Lakewood YMCA wins grant for new playground

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…]

Winter Winefest to support scholarships

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).