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Steilacoom Apple Squeeze - Sunday 05 October 2014

Sunday, October 5 from 10 am to 4 p.m. is the day to celebrate apples in historic Steilacoom on the shores of Puget Sound. The 41st annual Squeeze will be held on Lafayette Street and is a great event for all ages. It is sponsored by the Steilacoom Historical Museum to raise funds for maintaining historical properties and programs.

Press apples into cider the old-fashioned way using hand-operated presses with a delicious mix of apples provided. We also sell the award winning Lattin's Country Cider already pasteurized in jugs. No home grown apples are accepted.

There will be toe tapping music all day. Spot the Dog, a local group, Kristi and Steve Nebel, and the Barleywine Revue will perform.

Quality handcraft booths and a variety of food booths will line Lafayette Street. Crafts will include woodworking, fabric art, jewelry, basketry, fine arts and more. Many of the food booths relate to the apple such as apple pie, apple butter on bread, apple fritters, caramel apples, hot spiced cider, and cider floats. Activities for children will include games and face painting. Pony rides begin at noon. The new 2014 Museum Calendar full of beautiful photos of Steilacoom will be hot off the press and available for sale.

Tree expert Bob Hartman and his friends will be at the Apple Identification Booth to give you information about growing apples locally and they will try to identify your unknown varieties if you bring them some apples and leaves.

While the event is sponsored by the Steilacoom Museum Association, other community groups participate also. The Key Club from the Steilacoom High School will be organizing children's activities, local Boy Scout Troop #71 helps in the press area, and the Pioneer Middle School Builder's Club lends a hand putting apples into buckets for the presses. Youth from St. John Bosco will be lending a hand as well.

Steilacoom pioneer Nathaniel Orr learned orchard management in Oregon after traveling the Oregon Trail, and was responsible for many of the orchards in the developing pioneer town. Some of his trees survive today, making the apple connection to this town very real. His 1854 home and wagon shop will be open, with docents to give tours and information on early Steilacoom, the first incorporated town in the state.

When in town look for the many scarecrows around Steilacoom They are competing for prizes for the most unique. The Bair Drug and Hardware Store (c. 1895), a living museum and restaurant, displays artifacts as well as serving food and beverage. The Steilacoom Historical Museum as well as the Steilacoom Tribal Museum will be open. For more information go to steilacoomhistorical.org or call 253-584-4133.



Red Ribbon Bazaar at Steilacoom High School - Saturday 06 December 2014

Your support of this events helps students, clubs, athletic teams, the music program, and special school traditions to mention a few. How can you be involved?
  • You can become a vendor for a very small fee. We love home crafted art, décor, and gifts and so do the hundreds of people that frequent our annual event. Some vendors have been with us since our first bazaar 17 years ago!
  • You can share holiday cheer with a performance be it choral, solo, or instrumental. School and family choirs are a welcome sight and sound at the bazaar.
The SHS community hopes that students can count on your good ole' home town support this holiday season.

For more information: Tati Stowers; RRB 2014 Coordinator; 253.583.6675; Facebook




Box Tops for Education & Campbell's Soup Labels

Help Steilacoom's schools by saving and turning in the Box Tops for Education and/or Campbell's Soup labels at any school.

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We Love Steilacoom Association Food Pantry

The Association operates a food bank for low-income individuals and families. Additionally, the Association provides need-based assistance for utility payments and, to the extent funds are available, scholarships for Steilacoom High School students with preference given to those attending a 2-year college or vocational school.

Food distributions are on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the old Pioneer Middle School on Chambers Street. Food donations may be dropped off at the Community Center or at the Food Bank during operating hours.

Financial contributions for any of the programs, including the scholarship program, may be dropped off at the Community Center. A separate check, made payable to the Association, may also be sent in with your utility bill.

For more information, contact Paul Loveless at 581-1912 or Sharon Cornett, Food Pantry Coordinator, at 581-1076.



Volunteer!

You will meet great new friends and have fun!
  • For activities at the Community Center, contact Pauline Monk at 983-2599.
  • The Steilacoom Food Bank always welcomes volunteers. Contact Paul Loveless at 983-2074
  • We have a very active volunteer Parks Group. Contact Nancy Henderson at 584-7284
  • The Citizens Fireworks Committee is preparing for this year's 4th of July. Contact Danny Lopez at 582-4995.





Steilacoom Museum Associaqtion Annual Events
  • Ice Cream Social located on the Museum patio on Rainier Street.
    During the Town-Wide 4th of July Celebration, Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Salmon Bake on the shores of Puget Sound at Sunnyside Beach.
    Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4 p.m.

  • Colonel Don's World Famous Secret Salmon Sauce  -  Click Here

  • Apple Squeeze
    Festival of the apple with 20 presses for cider squeezing; apple products for sale.
    1st Sunday in October, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

  • Christmas At the Orr Home
    253 584-4133 for more information
Click Here for SHMA Event Details




Steilacoom's Main Street, a route through Puget Sound History - By Nancy Covert

Come Memorial Day 2014, national and state flags will ripple from the lamp posts lining Main Street that are accented with colorful, flowering baskets that remain in place until after Labor Day.

That's the way Steilacoomites celebrate the spring/summer seasons in its waterfront town, a place that once had sincere aspirations to become: state capitol, terminus for the Northern Pacific Railroad, summer resort destination, and a few other things... after it was founded in the 19th century. Tacoma, i.e., "the City of Destiny" and, later, other cities, eventually took over those roles.

Instead Steilacoom, a 2.1 square mile town, became a Bedroom Community. But that's OK with its residents, who take pride in the 160-year history that it marks this year. This summer, while visiting the Town on the Sound, take time to enjoy its popular Farmers Market and Concerts in the Park: two of the town's most enjoyable summer activities.

Although Main St. is technically the second major arterial in the Town of Pink Flowers-Steilacoom's Main Street also is one rich in history about the first town in the state-founded 160 years ago this spring. Since this year also marks Washington State's 125th Anniversary, it's a dual opportunity to learn more about the city's role in early state history.

For those who haven't already visited Steilacoom Historical Museum on Main Street or the Steilacoom Tribal Cultural Center and Museum on Lafayette Street, consider stopping by these local repositories of community history. Both sites offer overviews about why this area was settled first in the state-160 years ago.

The steep route-3/10th of a mile, from the top of Main to the waterfront below, bypasses a community center, public safety department, Immaculate Conception Mission Church, as well as Steilacoom Historical Museum, Orr's wagon Shop, Town Hall, and terminates at the Bandstand in Pioneer Orchard Park, with a marker for the site of the town's first school, plus a spectacular view of the snow-capped Olympic Mountains.

Just around the corner from the intersection of Lafayette and Main streets, is Chambers Bay Road: the route to the 2015 USGA tournament at Chambers Bay. Enjoy your summer-whether it's shopping at the Market or enjoying the music in the Park-very few places compare with Steilacoom.



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Town of Steilacoom Annual Events
Garden Club Plant Sale - Second Saturday in May
Steilacoom Farmers Market - June, July, August - Every Wednesday
Concerts In The Park - June, July, August - Every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Old Fashioned, Hometown, Independence Day Parade, Street Fair, Fireworks
Salmon Bake - Last Sunday in July, Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Garage Sale Saturday - Second Saturday in August, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Apple Squeeze - First Sunday in October, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Christmas At Town Hall - First Friday in December
Rowdy Woods


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columns, mantles, arches, doors, gates, purlins,
signs, cat houses, doghouses, bird houses,
log shelters, animal sculptures, tikis, and
ornamental crosses.
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