STEILACOOM – Early on the morning of July 1, Gaige Nelson-Rosa, a tight end for the Steilacoom High School Sentinels football team, arrived at 10 a.m. to continue yard work at the historic property on Rainier Street. About half a dozen SHS players also are doing yard work this month at the historic property, said SHMA Docent Coordinator (and retired SHSD educator) Lenore Rogers, who also was weeding the property’s flower beds.
The SHS players are working to earn money for an upcoming Football Camp, being held July 21-26 at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. Elsewhere around the Orr property, Tracy Brock’s Girl Scouts have been tending the Herb Garden, a project begun several years ago by Barbara Carey. Check out their “tin can” plant markers.
The property is looking good now, as shown by the colorful assortment of flowers along the fence line. The Sentinel football season kick’s off on September 7 at North Thurston at 7 p.m.