Monday, December 24, 2018

Senior Center Christmas Party 2018

Santa visited the Senior Center of Rainier Christmas Party this year!   

  Shirley Rodger Betty Burnham Bill Hammar Doni Hammar 
Linda Larue  Took this picture at our Senior Center in Rainier WA. today.

Shirley Rodger Thank you for the great picture from our wonderful Rainier Senior Center Christmas party today. Merry Christmas to all.

Shirley - "This is an awesome picture of me in my Christmas sweater with Santa Claus. This was at the Rainier Senior Center wonderful Christmas party today. Blessings to all and Merry Christmas."

Sarah Christensen and her two children Aden & Molly, came and helped prepare and serve lunch.  Then they helped clean up the kitchen and dining room after lunch.  They are an amazing family!  Thank you, Sarah, for bringing your son and daughter to the Senior Center of Rainier today!  We appreciate all of your help today!  You helped make our special Christmas celebration wonderful!

Friday, December 14, 2018

Upcoming events at the Senior Center of Rainier in January 2019

Save These Dates:  

January 9, 2019:  Vivian Eason from Thurston County Emergency Management will be speaking at 11 A.M. in the dining room of the Senior Center of Rainier.  Please feel free to bring a guest.  You don't have to be a member of the center to attend.  Thank you.

January 15, 2019: We're having our bi-monthly trip to Lucky Eagle Casino. 
We leave the center at 10:30 am and return at 3 pm. 
The casino supplies the transportation to and from. 
They also give us a $5 off meal coupon and a $10 free play coupon.
We only have room for 25 so please RSVP or call 360-292-5363

January 19, 2019:  10 am to 3 pm Pre-Valentine Bazaar called " We Love our Rainier Seniors".  Proceeds go to our Senior Center.  This will take place at our Senior Center and the building will be filled with local vendors.  Please support these vendors as they are supporting our Senior Center!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Please Send Travish a Christmas Card

Travish McCosh is a little boy who has leukemia.  He's staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Seattle, he's from Ellensburg. Just wants some Christmas cards for Christmas. Just sharing for those that like to send him cards.

Mom has a favor to ask. Please remember us when you send out Christmas cards. This little man checks the mail every day and hasn’t gotten anything yet here at RMH. He would love a Christmas card.

Tavish McCosh, #277
5130 40th Ave NE
Seattle WA 98105

Letters to Santa

Good news!  Rainier City Hall is sending off letters to Santa again this year! Have your kiddos stop by and write a letter and we’ll send it off and they may even hear back from a certain big guy 😉🎅🏽🎄

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Valley Heart Church Christmas Giving Programs 2018

Valley Heart Assembly of God Church has 2 special events going to help people in need during the holidays.  Their flyer is below.

Bake cookies for prisoners on December 15th at the church.

They also have a giving tree for children during the holidays.  The gifts the children have requested are simple like sweatpants, or sweatshirts.  Please bring your unwrapped gift (& angle tag for the recipient) to the church by December 16th.  Thank you.

Housing Authority Letter about Affordable Housing

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Exciting NEWS!!! Christmas Bazaar 2018

We have some exciting news!  

This year we will feature 2 vendors at our Christmas Bazaar.  They are Amber Chavis and Sarah Christensen.  Amber sells personalized items like T-Shirts, cups, mugs that are made to order.  Sarah sells Paparazzi Jewelry.  All of her jewelry is nickel free and $5.00.  Amber and Sarah will both be vendors at the Rainier Schools Bazaar that will be held in the beginning of December.  Please feel free to bring your children to our Bazaar so they can see items they may want to order for delivery at the school bazaar.  

All of Sarah and Ambers gifts are affordable.  Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions.

Along with the many Christmas and holiday decorations, the Senior Center of Rainier will be selling their Historical Cookbooks this year.  We're baking pies and goodies on Wednesday and Thursday for our sale on Friday and Saturday - November 16th and 17th.  We'll be open from 10 AM - 4 PM.  Remember to get your homebaked pie just in time for Thanksgiving!

We're also selling a new Lunch Card.  You can buy a Lunch Card for $25.00, which will give you six lunches.  (Buy 5 and get one lunch free.)   These are new to our Senior Center.  They make great gifts!

We have new clothing, leather-bound books, coffee table books, autographed books, decorations, gifts and many wonderful items available for sale.  

See you at the Bazaar!

November 2108 Lunch Menu

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Vendors Needed for the RHS Christmas Bazaar!

Just wanted you to know that we will have an upcoming event on December 1--A Holiday Bazaar at Rainier High School Commons -- Can you help us get the word out?  Thanks! 

Just a heads up . . . .
The high school ASB is planning on sponsoring a HOLIDAY BAZAAR from 10-4 p.m. on Saturday, December 1.  If you’d like to come shopping, pencil it in on your calendar now.  If you’d like to be a vendor, here are the details--$25 a table and $35 with electricity.  You may set up from 9-10 a.m. that morning and we can accommodate approximately 25 vendors.  We will be limiting the types of vendors to one per each type (only 1 Scentsy, 1 Pampered Chef, etc).  It will be based on first one who submits the table fee. There will be no “ready to eat” food items.  The ASB will be holding a concession table with bottled beverages and ready to eat pre-packaged snacks.  (We do not want to have to purchase a food establishment permit from the Thurston County Health Dept.)

Vendor applications are available on the Rainier School District ASB page.  They are due by November 15, 2018.  Questions, please contact Sandy Rossmaier at!  Thanks.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

The Vikings Were Here!

A Special Thank You from the Senior Center of Rainier to Bill Koutrouba and the Vikings Festival Crew!

When Captain Bill Koutrouba mentioned holding a Viking Festival in Rainier,  my husband George and I thought it was a wonderful idea.  George is an original "idea fairy".  He knows ideas can be great, but they take a tremendous amount of work to bring them to fruition.  After months of planning and just plain hard work, Bill and his crew, along with Tony Cox (Bear) brought the Viking Festival to life!   

George and I enjoyed going to the Viking Festival.  Bill showed us around and introduced us to vendors and reenactors in Wilkowski Park.  It was amazing!  People from all walks of life meandered through the crowd watching everything from a beaver being skinned to swords being forged.  They had mock fights and cannons that shot water balloons.  There were tents, horses, people dressed up in Viking gear - all surrounded with artifacts from the Viking era.  The booths were filled with amazing items that were handmade.  One of our favorite leather booths was the "Hawk & Dove" which had custom leather crafts.  They made quality purses, wallets, belts, and Viking gear.  Several of the vendors said this was the best event they'd worked all year!  They enjoyed being in Rainier because the people here are friendly and they look forward to coming back next year.  

During the planning of the festival, Bill told us that the Vikings crew would buy food for the Senior Center of Rainier's pantry with the proceeds they earned from this year's festival.  After the festival, he called George and asked him for a shopping list.  Wednesday Bill and members of the Viking Festival Crew, Scott & Samantha Kammerson, Tony Cox (Bear) and Eileen Largen, came to the Senior Center with a truck and van filled with the food to donate to our pantry.  

We've never seen anything like it!  Six tri-tip roasts, cases of canned vegetables, 2 large bags of rice, beef & chicken broth, toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissues, gallons of syrup, mayonnaise, pasta, as well as #10 tins of tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.  They brought in cases & cases of food.  The pantry had boxes stacked from one end to the other with food!  Bill and his crew didn't just buy the items on our list, they bought those items in large quantities!  They also brought in fresh vegetables from our own Rainier Community Garden!  

We look forward to next year's Viking Festival in Rainier.  We hope to see you there!

Check out our Viking Festival pictures on "WeLoveRainierWA" Facebook page, too.