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Tie Dyeing T-Shirts at Yelm Prairie Days

Children flocked to the Rainier Community Cares booth to make their own tie-dyed T-shirts at Yelm Prairie days this year.  In the end, we ran out of white shirts and the kids tie dyed colored shirts. Dyeing a T-shirt with favorite colors Each child picked out their favorite colors to dye their shirts. Happy girl with her tie-dyed T-shirt in a Ziploc bag Once each child finished their shirt, it was placed in a one-gallon freezer bag, where it would remain for the next 24 hours, while the colors set in the shirt. Family with T-shirts and Rainier Community Cares gifts. Tabling was a hit in the park.  We gave out literature on Rainier Community Cares, colored T-shirts, bookmarks and shopping bags to adults and teens, while we invited them to our Movie in the Park in Rainier on Saturday evening ...
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Jessee & his daughter Bobbie Cook, waiting to "Ride and Toss Beach Balls" from the Ford Mustang.

RCC to give out Beach Balls at “Movie in the Park”

We huffed and puffed & blew up hundreds of beach balls for the audience at the Yelm Prairie Day's Parade. Sh..... the mini-compressor helped us blow up most of the beach balls.   Even though the inside of the truck bed and cab were filled with beach balls & the Ford Mustang was loaded with beach balls... we ran out of them at about Clark Street.  We're sorry, did not have enough inflatable beach balls on hand for everyone who attended the Yelm Prairie Days Parade. Come and get your Rainier Community Cares Beach Ball If you still want a mini beach ball come join us at the "Movie in the Park" on Saturday Night.  We are showing "Despicable Me 2" and there will be popcorn and otter pops. This is free event in Rainier.  There will be drawings and prizes starting around 8:00 PM to 8:30 PM on Saturday June 27th at ...
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Putting up the Inflatable Movie Screen

Movie in the Park: Big Hero 6

Once again Rainier Community Cares brought  the Rainier community together for a Movie in the Park, by showing Disney's "Big Hero 6" on the big, inflatable screen in Wilkowski Park. Before the movie started, Rainier Cub Scout Pack #307 gave out free Otter Pops.  A long-time resident of Rainier, Jill Wilkinson, her daughter Elizabeth and several students from Rainier Middle School  ASB brought a popcorn machine made fresh popcorn. Teri Rendahl, a grandmother of three elementary school students, said "It's the best popcorn I've ever eaten. It's addictive." Children ran around and played.  They colored pictures for the contest.  The contest winners will be announced at the next Movie in the Park on Saturday, June 27. By 9 p.m., the crowd had grown to over 150 people, who had brought chairs and blankets so they'd be comfortable as they watched the show.  Before the show a few announcements were made, followed ...
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High in Plain Sight Galloway with display

“You Can’t Stop What You Don’t Know”

The Bucoda-Tenino Healthy Action Team (B-THAT) sponsored a "High in Plain Sight" workshop for anyone who was interested in preventing youth substance abuse. Stacia Wasmundt, the B-THAT coalition coordinator, and Tenino City Councilmember John J. O'Callahan attended this workshop in Tumwater last year, and were very impressed with the training and how much they learned about drug and alcohol concealment methods.  They shared what they learned with the rest of the B-THAT members, and the group voted to have Officer Jermaine Galloway come and give his presentation in Tenino in order to spread awareness about current trends in youth drug culture. Galloway started his presentation by saying "Our future is in our children."  He said that businesses market to children because if they "get them" early, they'll have a customer for life. He constantly updates his “High in Plain Sight” training to keep up with current trends.  He brought more ...
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Coffee with a Cop

May News from Coffee with a Cop

Greg Elwin facilitated the May 19th "Coffee with a Cop" meeting.  He said Rainier has a low "personal" crime rate and virtually no heinous crimes, or officer related shootings. The good news is that the crime rate is relatively stable. The bad news is, due to drug use, criminals are more prone to violence then they were 25 years ago. All of Thurston County has a high property crime rate.  Greg said "burglars are spineless, sneaky, opportunistic people." They seek out easy "targets of opportunity" because they don't want to be seen. They'll try car door handles, until they find an unlocked car.  They'll look for an unlocked home or open window, because kicking in a door, or smashing a window is too noisy and attracts attention. According to Greg, he estimates that about: 80 -85% is directly attributed to drug use.  These burglars need money to feed their drug habit. 15 - ...
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