A Cart Reserved For Heros

On the morning of May 10th, the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group volunteer builders and their supporters will gather at Angle Lake Park between the hours of 7:00 am and 9:00 am for a ceremonial departure of the latest patriotic baggage cart destined for the San Francisco International Airport (SFO). 
Fallen Soldier Cart Departure Ceremony
Angle Lake Park
May 10th, 0700 - 0900

Guest Speakers:
Nathan Engel, Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Group
Father Jim Northrop, Saint Thomas Parish
Daniel Brosch, SFO Fallen Soldier Cart Lead, Master of Ceremonies
Michael Siefkes, SeaTac Mayor
Erin Sitterly, SeaTac Deputy Mayor
Kevin Rose, WA State Patriot Guard Riders

The cart will travel in a motorcade procession from SeaTac, WA, May 10, 2018 and arrive in Burlingame, CA, May 12, 2018 for an afternoon delivery and dedication ceremony at SFO. The public is invited and encouraged to join with other community members at Angle Lake for this free event.

Alone on the airfield, one cart is reserved for heroes.

With blue paint, red carpet and American flag curtains, a customized cart built exclusively to carry the remains of fallen service members along their journey home to their final resting place. It’s the most visible component of the Alaska Airlines Fallen Soldier Program, which ensures the remains of a deceased soldier are treated with respect and dignity upon arrival.

The cart’s exterior features plaques representing the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Inside are plaques for the Army National Guard and Air National Guard. On the top of the cart, visible to airline customers, is a large decal that says “Alaska Airlines Honoring the Fallen” along with a star and emblems for the five armed services.

Through years prior, Alaska Airlines has deployed dedicated carts in Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, San Diego, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Washington, D.C. and Dallas. This latest cart is directed to San Francisco. While the carts remain under Alaska’s care at each of these locations, they are available for any airline to use when transporting soldiers’ remains.

Angle Lake Station - Transit Oriented Development

This summer Sound Transit is expected to release a request for proposals (RFP) for development of a transit oriented facility on the property located on the northeast corner of 26th Avenue South and South 200th Street, next to the existing Sound Transit Angle Lake Station and Park & Ride Facility.

The first step in the RFP process is to collect input from local stakeholders and residents on the types of development are considered priority for the area. For instance there may be a strong preference for more retail or entertainment spaces, affordable housing for artists or any other various uses. Your  feedback is vital in guiding Sound Transit staff to evaluate the most preferred future development proposals so the highest quality development can occur next to the Angle Lake Light Rail Station resulting in essential access for residents and workers between Angle Lake and the rest of the region. 

Residents, commuters, and others with an interest in this RFP are encouraged to stop by Sound Transit's information table, located on the Angle Lake Station Plaza next to the parking garage, on April 26 and May 2 between 4 and 7 p.m.

Can’t make it in person? 
Please direct your comments to Anthony Avery, Senior TOD Project Manager via email at anthony.avery@soundtransit.org or by phoning (206) 689-4881.

2018 ALSC Fishing Derby

Good Food, Great Fun, Amazing Prizes and Fishing, too!
7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon: Derby Closes
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM: Picnic Luncheon
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Prize Awards and Raffle Drawing

If you’ve attended past Angle Lake Shore Club Fishing Derby’s, you’re already aware that this event is about so more than just fishing – it’s about providing an opportunity for neighbors to meet one another and building a greater sense of community around the lake. 

A single $5 Raffle Ticket purchase is required to participate in the event. The ticket entitles the purchaser:

Entry into the Fishing Competition. Largest Trout wins $118 Cash! Other material prizes will be awarded per predetermined age, gender and species category. 
NOTE: Twisted Lake, Twisted Rules! Largest fish is based on length. Longest fish wins top prize. In the event of a tie, the next longest fish wins the prize!  Full details are available for review on the Flyer.

Food. A continental breakfast will be available at 7:00 AM at the host site (Goulet Beach Post 21) and a barbecue lunch consisting of hot dogs, hamburgers, fixings and sides will also be provided. Plus, dine on a giant salmon flown in fresh from Alaska, donated by Roger and Lisa May!

Prizes. This year our grand prize is going to be fabulous! Ask your ticket sellers for details. In addition we’ll also have numerous other prizes like Bowling Tickets for 10 donated by the Highline Bowl in Burien, Event Tickets for the ever popular Tasty Tapas and the Member only exclusive Christmas Party. Cedarbrook Lodge, recipient of numerous national and international awards for excellence, has also donated several exciting prizes, too! 

Fun. We will have fun activities for young family members to participate in for candy and small prizes, or other games of skill. You'll never know what our creative genius Jim Todd will conjure up this year!

No need to imagine – you get all of that for Just $5! However, you can improve your chances of winning a raffle prize while also increasing your support of the community (monies collected cover event expenses with all surplus funds benefiting our other programs like the Polar Plunge, Bunny Hop, Santa Cruise, etc.)  

Tickets are available for purchase as follows:
$5 = 1 Ticket
10 = 3 Tickets
15 = 5 Tickets
20 = 10 Tickets

A single Jackson increases your odds of winning 10 fold! And helps to ensure that quality events like this continue to bring our community together for socializing and fun activities.  The following volunteer members will be going door to door this week selling tickets. 
  • Steve Jones and Kelly Carter
  • Pam Reith
  • Curtis Steinke
  • John Kuglar
  • Lonnie Goulet
  • Doug Hill
  • Susan Knox
  • Patti Austin (in c/o Marge Murtha)
  • Grant Wooldridge
  • Jim Todd
  • Tani Rae Standridge
Else, Judy Williams will be selling tickets at the event. 

IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: Ticket sellers will also be validating resident phone numbers and email addresses for the upcoming neighborhood phone directory. If you were missed, please contact any of the above to confirm your information is correct and/or to opt out including your contact information from our guide. 

Easter Bunny Gets Things Hopping!

This past April 1st, Easter Sunday, Peter Cottontail came a hoppin’ dock to dock visiting the good children of Angle Lake presenting them with gift bags filled with treats. 

And we’ve got the PICTURES to prove it.

Although the weather was a bit more wintery than springy, the turn out to greet the bunny was encouraging to brave through it all.  

Special recognition and expressed appreciation to the Bunny Boat Crew comprised of Capt Bruce at the helm with First Mate Annie and deck hands Ray and Lonnie.  To Karen our stand in photographer and the key orchestrator for this year’s event and to Pam for her assistance directing the attending children. Finally a HUGE thank you to Natalie for her efforts in arranging the Bunny appearance for this event.

Pam, Annie, Lonnie, Peter, Karen, and Ray!
Peter has indicated that this is among the top of his list of favorite stops and appreciates seeing the all the kids each year (and the now young adults, too!).