This year the sun was shining all day and the crowd was much bigger than last year. There were a lot of dogs, but they were either on leashes or very well behaved. Owners were very responsible and cleaned up after them. Lots of vendors and booths, including Lakewood CERT, Dept of Emergency Management (Pierce County), PCART (Pierce County Animal Response Team), and TWNA's Tillicum Centennial.
The reason I was not at one of the other booths in the morning is because I was at the Lakewood Emergency Sheltering Trailer. When we started our Emergency Sheltering program back in 2007, the trailer was only a dream. Now we have a second trailer waiting to be outfitted. The trailer has 100 folding cots and 120 blankets along with a generator, first aid supplies, and more. Lydia and I got there at 12 noon. There weren't any handouts, so I got some from the CERT booth and the Dept of Emergency Management's Command Center.
This is Lydia.
At 2 pm, Bob and Art Henry arrived. I stayed until 4:30. A couple came at 4 pm to watch the trailer until 6 pm. After visiting CERT, DEM, and PCART, I was at the Tillicum Centennial booth until 7 pm with Jim Taylor and his daughter, Sharon Plummer. They were there all day, set up and took down the tent. The Centennial will be on August 14, 2010 at Harry Todd Park in Tillicum. We had Tshirts, blue mugs and shot glasses to sell. We didn't sell very many, but we handed out a lot of flyers. We also explained to many people where Tillicum was and how to get there. Tillicum is between I-5 (on west side) and American Lake, between the Thorne Lane/Logistics exit and the Berkley/Madigan Hospital exit. The Thorne Lane/Murray Road/Logistics exit is the first one after the Gravelly Lake exit. Gravelly Lake goes into Lakewood after passing Lakewold Gardens and the road to American Lake Veteran's Hospital.
The Centennial logo was designed by a student at Tillicum Elementary School. The full color logo was on the Tshirts, the mugs had a simplified version in dark blue and the shot glasses had the simplified version in red.