Friday, July 28, 2017

REFC Donations ONLY Yard Sale!!!

REFC is having a yard/garage sale.  They are having a Yard/Garage Sale on August 4th and 5th from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Unlike most sales, there are no prices on their items.  It's a "Donation Only" event.  Take what you need.  Donate what you can afford.

Thank you for helping support the Rainier Emergency Food Center!

 All donations are greatly appreciated!

Monday, July 24, 2017

August 2017 Lunch Menu

Hi!  Happy Summer...  The sunshine has been beautiful!

Below is a copy of the Rainier Senior Center lunch menu for August 2017.

Remember we have 50 pair of eclipse glasses so we can safely watch the eclipse on August 21st during BINGO.  These will be given out on a "first come, first serve" basis.

We're also having our clothing drive for the Olympia Union Gospel Mission on that day.  Remember to bring in gently used clothing, shoes and coats you no longer want or need.

We'll need volunteers to man the booth during the Bluegrass Festival August 25th & 26th.  If you have any nice items you'd like to donate
to the raffle, contact Rosemary.  

Thank you,

Linda & George Johnson

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Got Kids??? Need School Supplies???

Valley Heart Church is working together with the Rainier Emergency Food Center to gather coats and school supplies for students returning to school this fall.  The food center is open on Wednesdays and Saturday from 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon.  There is a sign up sheet to get school supplies at the reception desk when you first walk into the food bank.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Thurston County Senior Property Tax Exemptions

Direct Link to Thurston County Assessor's Office for Property Tax Exemption:

If your incomes does not exceed $40,000 and you own and reside in your home, including mobile homes, you may be able to get a tax reduction.  You must be at least 61 years of age or , if under 61, retired because of a disability and unable to work.

To apply for the senior/disabled exemption contact the Thurston County Assessor.

Phone: 360-867-2200

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Clothing Drive for the Union Gospel Mission

Please support the Olympia Union Gospel Mission, as they serve people in these difficult times.

On August 21, 2017, The Rainier Senior Center is having a clothing drive for the Olympia Union Gospel Mission.  Please bring gently used clothing to the Rainier Senior Center on August 21st from 10 AM - 2 PM.

Fall will be right around the corner.  Some children are homeless  and they will be heading back to school.  Any warm clothing you can donate will help these families as they prepare for the fall and winter months ahead.

We are located at
108 Michigan Street E
Rainier, WA, 98576. 

Call (360) 446-2258, if you have any questions.

They need socks, shirts, sweaters, jackets, jeans, pants, pajamas, jackets, dresses and business attire, for people that are going out on job interviews.

Thank you, in advance, for your thoughtful donations.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Bluegrass Pickin' Party 25th Anniversary 2017

FREE Admission!  Come to the 25th Anniversary of the Rainier Bluegrass Pickin' Party August 24th - 27, 2017 in Wilkowski Park.   

The pickin' & grinnin' will go on all week, as the bluegrass performers practice in the park by their RV's.  It's fun for the whole family to wander through the park and watch the performers play informally, as they get ready for their free concerts.

Friday the Open Mic on the Bluegrass Stage starts at 3 PM and goes on through 7 PM. Please remember to bring chairs and blankets.

Saturday there are 2 concerts.  The first one goes from 2 - 5 PM.  The second one starts at 6 PM and runs through 10 PM.  

Pinewood Derby Community Races 2017

This year the Cub Scouts #307 will be having a “Pinewood Derby” after the Rainier Round-up Days Parade.  This race is open to the public & is for people of all ages.  

They’ll have a Rainier Round-up Days Vendor booth, where anyone can sign up to have their car in the Pinewood Derby.  The entry fee is $2.00 for the race.  All money raised from this event will go towards helping the pack buy a new race track for their derby races.

Thank you for supporting our Scouts!

Jim Bob's 5 Annual Show & Shine Car Show & Auction

We stopped in to see Lori Shine in their new "Shine Specialties" store front. It's amazing! They have a lot more room. It's open and spacious. Their grand opening will be on August 19th. She gave us a flyer for a fundraiser that she and her husband sponsor. It's "Jim Bob's 5th Annual Show & Shine Car Show & Auction" which helps our wounded heroes from JBLM. This fundraiser is near & dear to their hearts.

George is making a bridge, with solar lights, to donate to this auction. You'll be able to see it soon at Shine Specialties. Go in and say "Hi" to Lori. Tell them George sent you!

Sassy Seafood

Sassy Seafood is one of the vendors at the Thurston County Farmer's Market on Wednesday.  They are a 7 year old company, that uses "sustainable" fishing practices. 

Their albacore tuna is caught in the cold waters of of the Pacific Ocean.  Their canned tuna comes in larger portions then we're used to seeing today in our stores.   Top quality at an affordable price.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Sanctified Speech

Here's another flyer that someone left at the Rainier Senior Center desk to have posted on our blog:

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Life Begins at 80

Someone left the story below at the desk at the Rainier Senior Center to post on the blog:

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Rainier Round-up Days Vendor Application 2017

Rainier Roundup Days Parade Application 2017

Property Tax Exemption Information 2017

The Department of Revenue has forms for seniors and disabled people, so they can get a Property Tax Exemption on their property taxes.  Below are copies of the information about what's required to be eligible for this reduction in property taxes.  The forms can obtain at the Thurston County Assessors office:  

When we went down there, someone at the front office filled out the forms for us.  We brought in all of the necessary information with us to be able to have this done.  It's a simple process.  The people working the front desk are very helpful.