Tag Archives: Rainier Community Garden

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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Family Fun Day 2014

FREE Family Fun Day

The Rainier Lions Club will be hosting a Family Fun Day again this year at the Rainier Elementary School Gym on May 9th from 11 am to 4 pm.   Rainier Community Cares will be supplying FREE food for all that attend (okay, dogs and chips, not sure that falls in the food category).  The intent is just to give families with children an opportunity to have some fun, make things & learn things without having to spend money. In past years, we've made bird houses, mason bee hives, kites (one even flew), spinning tops, done face painting, t-shirt coloring, given away free flags, had demonstrations from Rossi Boots 3-D printer (really neat), showed people how to raise worms (outside) and much, much more! This year some of the groups that will be there are The American Legion, the Rainier Lions, Thurston Fire, Thurston Sheriffs Department, Sea Mar in Yelm, Rainier ...
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Angie Karnes at Rainier Round-Up Days 2014

Are you Fulfilling Your Child’s Needs, or Their Wants???

Rainier High School Agricultural Educator, Angie Karnes leads two very important projects at Rainier High School-  the FFA (Future Farmers of America) and the Rainier Community Garden. The garden was started because many people are hungry. Her FFA students work in the garden, tended by her students as well as volunteers in the community. FFA students start plants in their greenhouse and then sell some of the plants and grow others for food to share with the community. In 2014, they donated over 3000 pounds of fresh produce to the Rainier Emergency Food Center. Angie said “The FFA offers positive alternative activities to prepare the kids for entry level jobs that they can do right now. It teaches them to be good citizens. The garden provides food, skills and the knowledge to do it on their own.” Angie noticed some of her students have expensive cell phones and electronic gadgets, ...
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