In The Middle...

We are weeks away from the Nation’s Independence Day Celebration. This year the holiday falls in the middle of the week with the ALSC events occurring throughout the middle of the day and the return of fireworks to the middle of the lake. However the display will be far from "middle of the road"!

In 2018, the fireworks show will be staged from the ALSC/Private partnership barges. The launch platform will be comprised of three of the barges constructed via our highly successful collective community effort which included a fundraising campaign to generate the necessary $42,000 for materials and many volunteers coming together over several weekends to build. The use of these barges is being graciously offered at no charge to the City and their contracted fireworks vendor.
By launching the shells from the middle of the lake this creates the clearance necessary to allow keeping the public beach and swim areas open the entire day for community enjoyment. It will also afford better viewing for spectators watching the display from the new Angle Lake Nature Trail,  enabling an even greater opportunity for a getting a good view of the show.

You may also notice the absence of a ‘boom shack’ from the platform. Typically, pyrotechnicians operating the show will shelter behind an onboard barrier for protection. The new vendor, Halo Fireworks, is a leader in their industry in that they will be using advanced technology that enables  firing shells remotely. This allows the pyrotechnicians to remain land based while firing the water based display. This technology will result in fewer barges required, reducing support effort needed and may ultimately introduce new opportunities for display variations to continue to wow spectators well into the future.

We hope you are as excited as we are for these new features to accompany our long standing traditional events. A complete outline of events, times and locations will be posted here next week. We hope you’ll join us for one or more of these activities!

Back to School Backpack Fair Needs Help

The following article was submitted by Shore Club Member Patricia Morinelli requesting community financial support and/or volunteer assistance to help serving local area school children in need. 

The Angle Lake Family Resource Center needs YOUR Help with the Back to School Resource Fair!

SeaTac is full of hard-working parents trying to make their paycheck stretch to meet all of the needs of their family. As rent and the cost of food and transportation increase, it is difficult for families to have extra money in the budget to cover school supplies. We all know these supplies are essential to their success, and we want kids in our community to be successful.

That is why we created the Back to School Resource Fair (BTSF), a one day event designed to help kids start off the school year successfully. It is attended by almost 3,000 community members, and this is the 12th year the ALFRC has put on this event.

Here are some of the highlights:
  • Over 2,100 backpacks filled with school supplies are given out to low-income students
  • Kids receive free full-dental check-ups through Kids Cavity Prevention Program
  • Children get free back-to-school haircuts provided by stylists from Gene Juarez
  • Needy families connect to community resources that will help them throughout the school year and beyond
  • Multi-generations of community members get to connect and share a meal
In the past, local organizations, agencies, and businesses have come together to leverage resources and build community support for the greater good of our families. We have never asked for individual contributions for this event, but due to our lack of response this year in terms of corporate sponsorships, we need help from the community.  Please help by providing a financial contribution to support this important event. All donations are tax deductible. (LCSNW Tax ID# 93-0386860)

Online donations can be made HERE. Please type BTSRF in the Comments section.

We also need help stuffing and distributing the backpacks to the students. Click the following link to download the current Back to School Resource Fair Volunteer Schedule.  If you have any further questions about the volunteer schedule or the event itself, please contact Patricia Morinelli, Community Member of the BTSRF Coalition, at (206) 241-4650 (home) or (206) 914-0012 (cell).