Gift Drive for a Holiday of Hope

As the days before Christmas become fewer, it is our hope that a feeling of generosity increases within our community. It is during this time of year, we wish to extend an invitation for you to join us in helping financially strapped families from our area, by helping to make Christmas special for their children. The need is great and is growing each year.

Here are some examples of how to get involved:
  • Purchase or provide money for a gift or two. Toys for children 0-11 or gift card ($25.00) for youth 12-18 from Target Stores, Forever 21, Sports Authority or Old Navy 
  • Organize a toy drive in your place of business
  • Volunteer to shop or assist parents with shopping
  • Refer a local family you know that needs help.

Please bring your toy, gift card and/or monetary donation to the Angle Lake Family Resource Center located at 4040 So. 188th Street by December 5th.  Volunteers will be accepting donations between the hours of 10:00 AM and 4:00 PM.  

For more information concerning the Holiday Of Hope, please contact the Angle Lake Family Resource Center by phoning 206-816-3241 or by email at

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

As the Christmas holiday approaches, the Angle Lake Shore Club board and volunteers are actively planning seasonal events including something new; something familiar; and something different.

Beginning with the NEW: We are looking forward to hosting our first ever Angle Lake Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. What better way to get in the holiday spirit than by bringing your family, friends and neighbors together to help light this year’s tree? The evening will begin at 6:00 PM at the home of Rodger and Lisa May. ALSC will be serving up light snacks and hot refreshments while the crowd waits in anticipation for St. Nicholas arrival. Santa will then help us to countdown to the lighting of the holiday lights, whence we’ll all join in singing Christmas carols around the lighted trees!

What: Angle Lake Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Where: May Residence at 4317 So. 188th Street
Date: Sunday, November 29th
Time: 6:00 until 7:00 PM

Next is the FAMILIAR: The ever popular social event of the year, the ALSC Members Only Christmas Party! This party is always a great opportunity to visit with familiar neighbors, make new acquaintances, and share fun stories of the great times that were enjoyed during the various club events throughout this past year! As has now become the tradition, you can expect a delicious catered Gourmet Dinner with an open bar included in the ticket price of just $30 per person.  Yes, you read that right...  An entire evening of socializing; delicious dinner; live music entertainment and refreshments, all for only $30 each. Please make your reservation to attend no later than November 28th. An order form is available HERE.

What: ALSC Members Only Christmas Party
Where: Beck Residence at 19244 – 39th Ave So.
Date: Saturday, December 5th
Time: 4:00 until 8:00 PM

And wrapping things up is something DIFFERENT: We’re very fortunate to have Santa Claus scheduled for another special stop to visit with the children on Angle Lake! This year we’ll be taking Santa around the lake by way of decorated Pontoon Boat on Sunday Afternoon instead. Since the need for Santa up north is great this time of year, the number of locations he’ll visit will be limited and stops will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis until the maximum number of five stops is reached. If you are interested reserving a stop and are willing to have other neighbors gather at your location, please contact Phyllis Pickett via email at before December 6th. We’ll post a final list of scheduled stops on the blog the week of the event and encourage all who are interested visiting with Santa to gather at the predetermined locations.  

What: Christmas Boats and Santa's Cruise
Where: Predetermined Docks around Angle Lake
Date: Sunday, December 13th
Time: 4:00 until 7:00 PM

We hope that you’ll make time during this busy period to join one or more of these entertaining club events!

The Boo Cruise Was Spooktacular!

The weather forecast was pretty bleak the week leading up to Halloween. Strong winds and heavy showers were predicted throughout the day and the morning of the holiday, those predictions were certainly realized to be correct!

As the morning wore on, the adverse weather conditions seemed to wane a bit. At around noon, the organizer’s mobile phones started lighting up with a volley of text messages confirming a Go / No Go decision… after a short period later the decision was “GO!”

The Goulet brothers, Capt Bruce and Dock Master Lonnie took to the water at 3:00pm as the showers were just starting to lighten up. By the time they had collected the Hill’s and met Princess Ros, Top Banana Bill and Shore Club Shutterbug Standridge the rain had stopped and the skies were actually starting to become brighter with a few light sun breaks beginning to appear!

To our surprise, the pleasant weather drew out an equally pleasing number of guests there to greet us around the lake! Costumed ‘kids’ of all ages were excited to meet with the elegant princess and receive tasty Halloween treats. Amazingly we all remained dry throughout the entire cruise and it wasn’t until the Goulets were docking the boat at home when the weather turned nasty again!

Event photos can be viewed at: (case sensitive).

In addition to declaring the Boo Cruise a great success, we’d like to make a ‘teaser announcement’ to inform our readers that we are actively planning for a Christmas Caroling and Tree Lighting Event here on Angle Lake on Sunday, November 29th at approximately 6:00 PM. Specific details will be release soon via the ALSC blog.