Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Mexican Fiesta Monday!

Just in case you missed our Mexican Fiesta last month, we're having one after BINGO on Monday!

Chicken Enchiladas, Refried Beans, Mexican Rice, Taco Salad & MORE!

Quite a crowd for lunch.  Three generations at this table!

Visiting before lunch.

Playing BINGO until lunch time.

Crowd waiting for lunch.

Waiting for lunch

Members playing BINGO, while waiting for lunch.

Sue Watson at the front desk.

Michael Oravits (front) and Victoria Cooper (in back).

Cherry Crafton making taco salad.

Cherri Crafton in front.  Michael Oravits in back.

Veronica Showing the back of her T-Shirt.

Veronica Brauer and Sue Watson at the front desk.

Sue Watson & Veronica Brauer

Nancy Bay  shows off her Mexican lunch.

Nancy Bay showing her Mexican feast!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

New Sign for the Senior Center of Rainier

 Several people requested a new sign for the Senior Center.  We looked into having one made by a local company, but simply couldn't afford it, so I designed one on Canva. This is the program I use to make our lunch menus.

I researched companies that print signs for a couple of weeks.  I found a great place to work with called SquareSigns: https://www.squaresigns.com/  They make aluminum signs with UV protection and would put a reflective coating on the sign.  It cost more that a corrugated plastic sign, yet it will last us for decades.  Once I got approval from our Board of Directors I ordered the signs.  

The signs arrived on Monday.  We unpacked them and sent the picture below to Kevin Pettit.

Kevin called us Tuesday.  He was ready to replace our signs.  We met him and his wife, Diane at the Senior Center.  Then we went across the street and helped install the new signs.

George and I went to Jerry's Color store in Yelm and he picked out the paint for the signs. 
First we prepped, taped and primed the sign on both sides. 

Then we went back to the Senior Center while the primer dried for a couple of hours.
Once we were done with our meeting at the Senior Center, we painted the frame dark green.
This is the color that George picked out.  I think it looks great!  

After the paint dried we pulled the painter's tape off of the sign.

This sign should last the Senior Center many years.  We still need to dig around one of the posts and secure it with the foam stuff for posts, and install the solar lights on top.

Thank you to everyone who helped us with the new signs!

(For a referral about SquareSigns.com you can look up their on TrustPilot: https://www.trustpilot.com/review/squaresigns.com). 

Announcing Timberland Library Thinkpad Winner August 2023!

Congratulations to the  Teresa Van Haelst, the winner of Timberland Library's 

Computer contest.  Teresa is in the Rainier Chapel Choir and a volunteer at the Rainier Emergency Food Center.  She is in charge of the Samaritian's Purse Shoebox program for the Christmas gifts for children in third world countries.  Their goal for this year is to send 300 shoeboxes to Peru.  

She's raising her twin grandsons and their siblings.  She's an amazing woman and does a lot for our community, as well as for her family.  Thank you, Teresa, for all you do for Rainier and our surrounding communities.


Tuesday, August 15, 2023

September 2023 Lunch Menu


We will be closed for lunch from August 21 - September 5, 2023. 
We are open as a cooling shelter and for regular & special events.  

If you have any questions, please call George at:  (360) 292-5363.

Thank you all for your continued support!

Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Anti-Fraud Fair - September 27, 2023

 Please note the date has been changed from September 20th to September 27th.

Members of "Consumer Protection Washington" will be making presentations at the Senior Center of Rainier on September 27, 2023 on Elder Financial Fraud, Charity Fraud, Identity Theft and more!   

Sunday, June 25, 2023

City Council Position #2 Town Hall (Meet the Candidates) July 6, 2023

There are 3 people running for City Council Position #2.  Dennis McVey has scheduled a Town Hall where Rainier voters can meet the three candidates and ask them questions.

Candidates are:

  • Kirby McDonald
  • Ryan Roth
  • Damion (Bud) Green

Event:  Town Hall

Date:  July 6, 2023

Time:  7:00 PM

Location:  Senior Center of Rainier
                 108 Michigan Street S
                 Rainier, WA 98576

For more information please call Dennis at the City of Rainier.  (360) 446-2265

Ken's Cleaning Services

Ken's Cleaning Services cleaned, repaired and put all new bolts in our gutters.  They're as good as new!
What surprised me is that they said they'd come out to do the job & they came out right on time!!!

Professional, courteous, reliable service at a reasonable price.


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

It's NOT Happening in Rainier WA

Gary Edwards made an announcement at the STEDI meeting in May 2023 at the Senior Center of Rainier that Thurston County approved $700,000 for new restroom for Wilkowski Park in Rainier.  This was great news.  

At the June 2023 City Council Meeting there was an announcement that the restrooms won't be built this year.  Neither will the Pickle Ball Court or Tennis Court.  

City Council meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the month in City Hall at 5:00 PM.  Come early and sign up if you want to speak.

Free Concert June 24, 2023


Sunday, June 4, 2023

Teenie Weenie Microgreens

There's a new vendor at the Rainier Saturday Market:  "Teenie Weenie Microgreens".

I spoke with the owner, Dustin Lynch, who lives in Rainier.  He grows his microgreens on special hemp mats instead of soil.  The growing trays are sanitized and the water is at the correct PH for growing without bacteria, viruses, fungi or insects.  

He gives out samples.  His organic microgreen seedlings taste amazing!  I tried broccoli, peas and sunflower microgreens.  He delivers in Rainier.  His microgreen & edible flowers menu is below.  

Microgreens are vegetable greens harvested just after the cotyledon leaves have developed with one set of true leaves.  Microgreens can lower blood pressure.  Foods that are high in fiber and vitamin K can be helpful in maintaining a healthy blood pressure, and microgreens are high in both of these important elements as well as other vitamins and minerals.   Wikipedia

Size: approximately 1-3 inches tall

According to WebMD some of the benefits of microgreens are:  

  • Microgreens might help fight cancer. 
  • Some microgreens can help lower cholesterol. 
  • Microgreens can support gut health.