A Glance Backward While Gazing Forward

As I stand at the threshold of a new year
I am pondering and wondering how we got here
It seems like last New Years Day was merely moments ago
And along comes another wouldn’t you know

As I look back on all the ALSC fun that was had
Reflecting on all the good times not recalling any bad
The last year started the same as the new
We gathered together to Plunge in on queue

A couple months later the Easter Bunny did hop
From dock to dock he made every stop
The children rushed in and hugged his legs
Anxious to received their candy filled eggs

Then into spring the community was blessed
As the Club hosted the big Fishing Contest
A derby several decades old
Where participates brave the wind and the cold
At the end of every line is a similar wish
That they be the one who lands the big fish
Plenty to eat with plenty of prizes
From small to big and a variety of sizes

We paraded, decorated and raced into July
And ended up watching Fireworks fill the sky
In August we costumed and got into Glitz
To travel by boat to enjoy Tapas Tidbits
Then sailed into September with an exciting roar
As we viewed hydroplanes racing from just off the shore

In late fall when the light fades early
Costumes were readied for boys and for girlies
Down to the dock to greet the BooBoat
To grab handfuls of candy to shove down their throat!

In the beginning of December
At the annual Christmas Party
Neighbors gather to remember
Many are cordial and others hearty.

Then weeks later we were ready to go
For St Nick to appear and to steal the show!
His sleigh a pontoon boat all bright and aglow
The kid’s expectations are high even without snow

To make a long story endless my wish for you all
Is never to be friendless and never withdrawal
That you’ll continue to participate in club activities
To celebrate togetherness through all the festivities

I hope you’re like me and you cherish the unity
That we have all actively worked to build in our community!

Wishing you all the very best in this New Year!

NYD 2019 - The Annual Polar Bear Plunge!

Is there a reason to be outside freezing? Why yes, yes there is! The need to replenish the shelves is great during this time of year for our local Highline Food Bank. So the intent of hosting a Polar Bear Plunge is to encourage cash and nonperishable food donations for HFB while bringing ALSC Members and neighbors together for fun, light breakfast, drink and prizes – yes PRIZES! 

One raffle ticket for our prize drawing will be awarded for each category: showing up in costume; showing up with a donation of food or cash contribution; or showing off by going for the big plunge! 

That’s up to three entries for a chance to win some fabulous prizes, which include:
Overnight, dinner and spa treatments at Cedarbrook Lodge (pending)
Hair cut and style at the Ultimate Solution Hair Salon, 3215 S.188th
Treat basket from Paws in the Park, 17833 1st Ave S
Gift from Wild Birds Unlimited, 15858 1st Ave S.
Treats from Maven Mercantile, 641 SW 152nd St, Burien

So make plans now to join us on January 1st
11:00 am - Brunch
Azteca donates a warm food platter
Starbucks donates coffee
Trader Joes donates gluten free treats
Spirits & pastries from the ALM & ALSC

11:45 am - Raffle Drawing for Fabulous Prizes
12:00 NOON - Plungers Dunk
(Firemen will be on hand to resuscitate)
Win fabulous prizes, benefit our local food bank and have FUN!
There are no better reasons to be out there freezin’!

The Happiest Time of Year!

With the exception of this one little guy, everyone was thrilled to greet Santa during his annual visit with the children and their families on Angle Lake.

Early Saturday morning December 15th Bruce G and Bruce B, Lonnie, Dave, John, Doug and Fuzz teamed together and festooned the Santa Boat with Christmas lights and holiday figures. This being the eighth year of hosting St. Nick's special trip to the lake, memory muscle helped to make short order of the task - that and having the benefit of the extra helping hands didn't hurt, as well!

Later that evening as darkness was impending; the sound of sleigh bells grew louder as Santa drew nearer. Down the hill came the ole' jolly fellow trailed by his crew of holiday helper elves, Debbie, Shelly, Annie, Sandy, Julie and Capt Bruce. They quickly took to their places as the lights were set aglow and off they did dash as quick as the barge could go! (within the maximum speed limit, of course!)

Through a total of twelve scheduled stops, Santa had visited nearly 90 wee little ones including a few bit bigger ones, too! It is this opportunity to create indelible childhood memories that will last a lifetime that make this effort such a joy. We'd like to thank everyone who turned out and participated in this wonderful family event.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a Good Night!

Pictures from the event may be viewed HERE
((Additional Photos will be added throughout December))

Santa's On His Way!

Santa’s elves are busily preparing the special Christmas Pontoon Boat for Santa Claus’ return visit to Angle Lake on Saturday, December 15th.

The Shore Club has arranged the following spots around the lake where children and their families can gather to meet Santa, share their wish list and gift ideas, pose for Christmas family photos and receive a small gift bag from Santa.

2018 Saturday, December 15th
  • 4:30 pm - Siedenburg Post 32
  • 4:50 pm – Gutierrez Post 54 
  • 5:10 pm – Flanders Post 56
  • 5:30 pm – Mungra Post 63 
  • 5:50 pm - Pickett Post 78
  • 6:10 pm – Rice Post 42 
  • 6:30 pm – Patton’s, Lot 4/12
  • 6:50 pm – Yurozu Post 14
  • 7:10 pm – Gehring Lot 4/33
  • 7:30 pm - AL Mobile Home Park
  • 8:00 pm – Steinke Post 3
We encourage anyone who is interested meeting with Santa to gather at the locations above. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Click on the image below to download a copy of the Route Map.

Please Note:
Times listed above are approximate. Please check our Facebook Page for any schedule changes and for the latest list of locations and status. In the case of inclement weather, the event may be rescheduled or canceled. This event is free and open to all neighbors, extended families and their guests.