Thursday, June 18, 2009

July Meeting Notice & Pot Luck Picnic

You Are Invited to Attend a Beach Blanket Pot Luck Picnic

Hosted by
First Creek Neighbors
Wednesday July 1, 2009
6:30pm - 8:30pm

First Creek Canyon near the 32nd Street Bridge*

What you should bring?

• Your favorite picnic pot luck dish, water, or pop to share.
(Eastside World Vision Program will furnish fried chicken)

• A blanket or folding chair to sit on (a few will be provided)

• A big smile

• Your ideas for the future of First Creek

* Enter the canyon near East 29th Street near the Emerald Queen Casino (North entrance)and walk a 2 block trail to 32nd Street Bridge. You can also enter at East Wright and East T Street.

Provisions will be made for elderly and disabled to shuttle them in to the picnic area.

Your Attendance Would Be Most Appreciated
For more information call Edwina at 474-7083


First Creek Neighbors Priorities for 2009 addressed at this meeting:

• Clean-up the community and Creek

• Make opportunities for community social gatherings

Things All of Us Can Do to Have a Cleaner and Safer Community:

• Get to know your neighbors. Learn their names and their children’s names.

• Pick up litter and trash from in front of your house even if you did not put it there. Also, do the same in your alley.

• Use your 2 free yearly call-2-hauls to get rid of unwanted household stuff. To arrange for a pick-up call-573-2468 (Only available for residents of single family or duplex houses)

• Leave your porch light on all night

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Scheduled Events:

• Home Buyers Fair and Tour of East Tacoma Homes - Portland Ave. Community Center-June 27th, 10:30am-4:00pm

• Technology Day Camps sponsored by WSU Extension Program throughout the summer - Portland Ave. Community Center (Free)

• Fitness Boot Camp for youth ages 12-18, Every Saturday, 10:00am-12:00, Portland Ave. Community Center. Register at the main desk of the Center (Free)

• Community Street Clean-up: First Saturday of each month, 9:00am-Noon. Meet at Portland Ave. Community Center

• Creek Clean-up: Second Saturday of each month, 9:00am-Noon. Meet at East 34th and R Street in the church lot

• Citizen’s Patrol - Ongoing

• Visit the new skateboard features 5 minutes away at McKinley Park. Take McKinley Ave. toward the Tacoma Dome. Park is on your right before you get to the Dome

• National Night Out-Tuesday, Aug. 4th. Do we want one big community party or do you want to hold smaller events on your own block? Who wants to do the planning?