Mason County Community Updates

Garden Raised Bounty (GRuB) is putting on a summer gardening workshop series.  The classes are free to Kitchen Garden Project participants and only $5 for the general public to attend!  Topics in Shelton include: Gardening 101, Pests Hate Onions, and Kale in the Kitchen.  Additional class topics are offered in Olympia and Lacey.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

The City of Shelton is looking for participants to be on their Human Services Committee to address issues of poverty in Shelton.  Letters of interest are due June 27.  Please see the attached news release for more information.  

On July 11, 2014, the Washington State University Kitsap County Extension and Department of Animal Sciences are offering day-long courses in sustainable pork and poultry production.  The courses, called Pork 100 and Poultry 100 respectively, will take place at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds, in Bremerton, and each includes 8 hours of in-depth training.  There are also offering a Youth Livestock Quality Assurance course on the same day.  Please see thenews release below and attached flyer for more information.


Work At Lake Crescent: Traffic Delays

Work Scheduled for East Beach Road and Hwy 101 at Lake Crescent: Traffic Delays Anticipated Starting June 30. Federal Highways will begin work to drill road core samples on East Beach Road, Highway 101 at Lake Crescent, and in the Sol Duc trailhead parking lot on Monday, June 30.
Motorists may encounter delays of up to 15 minutes on East Beach Road along the north shore of Lake Crescent beginning June 30 and on Highway 101 at Lake Crescent as early as July 7. Sections of the Sol Duc trailhead parking lot will be closed beginning June 30. Work is schedule to continue through mid-July, weather permitting.


Community Kitchen: Immediate Request for Help

You've may have heard on KMAS radio and now I am reaching out to you with a special request. The Community Kitchen (distinguished from Community LifeLine) has a crisis. After not receiving funding from a key funding source Community Kitchen is asking for your help. The immediate need is $550 for their utility bill, due today, and then the larger challenge is the monthly $1,200 for both their rent and their utilities. Community Kitchen and its Director, Ken Benjamin, have served our community for more than 14 years. Community Kitchen offers a place for not only meals, breakfast and lunch, but is a sort of "drop-in-center" for people needing relief from the weather and the life of homeless living and surviving. Please consider this request and as you are able please make your check out to Community Kitchen, and if it helps, mail it to St. David's at P.O. Box 339, Shelton, WA and I will make sure Ken and Community Kitchen gets it. Thank you in advance for your support!

June 25, 2014/Public Notice from Fr. Joseph Mikel, St. David of Wales Episcopal Church

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Shelton School Board Opening

The Shelton School District Board of Directors invites individuals to apply for the open Director District #1 school board position. The term of the appointment runs until November 2015. To be eligible for appointment, applicants must reside within Director District #1. This includes those who reside in portions of the following voter precincts: Union, Northside, Airport, Bayshore, Capitol Hill, and Shelton Precincts 1, 2, 3, 10, 14, and 16. Those interested in serving may check boundary descriptions to verify eligibility by contacting the Mason County Elections Office at 427-9670 ext. 470. Applications are available on-line at, at the Shelton School District Administrative Services Building located at 700 S. 1st St., or by contacting Alison Nutt at 426-8231. The deadline to submit the application is July 17, 2014.