“Greatest Show on Earth” open house for Lakewood’s seniors

Original circus posters and hand-carved antique circus wagons featured in the Bridgeport Place display on loan courtesy of the collection of Ralph Decker, Tacoma.

Original circus posters and hand-carved antique circus wagons featured in the Bridgeport Place display on loan courtesy of the collection of Ralph Decker, Tacoma.

By Jaynie Jones

A circus-themed open house event was held at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center recently.   Featured were agencies, businesses, and other organizations that serve seniors in Lakewood and the surrounding region.

Health care providers included senior living communities and home care services, footwear, grief support, hearing services, and even the fire department had tabletop displays of their informational materials.

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Steilacoom barber battles cancer; join his fight

Pat Moon’s quaint barber shop in the heart of the Steilacoom’s Historic District has been a fixture there for many, many years.  Customers could always count on a lively discussion of politics and other hot topics while getting a haircut.  Now the town’s renowned barber needs your support in a different way. According to the Steilacoom Chamber’s newsletter, Moon has been diagnosed with cancer.  Chamber members, friends, community residents, and customers are rallying to support him by holding a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser 5:30 – 7:30 on Friday evening, April 30. Proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go to Pat Moon to help with his cancer battle. Gather a group of friends and family together for the Pat Moon benefit Spaghetti Dinner at the Steilacoom Community Center, 2301 Worthington Street, Steilacoom.  Phone 253.581.1076 for more information. http://steilacoom.org/event.htm