Classic Car Show and BBQ raises funds for UP Senior Center


By Jaynie Jones

It’s not too late to register your car for the Bridgeport Place Classic Car Show and BBQ, if you act today.  It is an annual event on Saturday during Father’s Day weekend, June 18, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Senior residents of Bridgeport Place vote for their favorite cars.  The classic cars evoke lots of wonderful memories.  When votes are tallied the prizes and trophies will be awarded.

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UP Senior Center fundraising double-hitter


By Jaynie Jones

The University Place Senior Center was transformed into a lively dining hall festooned with fresh flowers and cookie baskets atop red-and-white table linens. The center hosted a fundraising double-hitter on a recent, rainy Tuesday afternoon with a Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction raising more than $1,000.

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3-Day for the Cure: Bake Sale, April 21


Pop in and make a purchase at the Bake Sale on April 21, from 10-3, at Bridgeport Place, 5250 Bridgeport Way West.  It’s a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure.  There will be all sorts of goodies to choose from. Every dime and dollar that comes in from the Bake Sale will go directly to the foundation.   No strings attached, just drop in, select some yummy home-baked goodies, and be on your way.

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UP seniors benefit from Festa Italiana

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By mid-afternoon this past Wednesday there was an energy building in the air as the University Place Senior Center was being transformed almost magically into the setting for a community fundraising lasagna dinner dubbed Festa Italiana.  Red and white checkered tablecloths alternating with white linen ones stretched down row after row of banquet tables adorned with colorful bouquets of fresh flowers.  Seniors and their friends and families began arriving early.

Festa Italiana was sponsored, prepared, and served entirely by Bridgeport Place Retirement and Assisted Living – including all of the floral arrangements — and University Place Care Center. Sixty-six lasagna dinners were served, more than $700 was raised, and every cent will support continuing programs for seniors at the University Place Senior Community Center.

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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.