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In honor of the Kitsap County Fair, The Salvation Army in Bremerton will host a barbecue and no-hands watermelon-eating contest on Aug. 22. “Many of the guests at our weekday meals cannot afford to go to the county fair,” said Major Jim Baker, director of the local social services agency. “So we decided to bring a little of the fun of the fair to them.”
Community Events, August 2014
For the past year, guests at Suquamish Clearwater Casino Resort have collected one themed bear each month. From Sept. 1-7, Clearwater is asking guests to bring in as many of the stuffed bears as they can and donate them to the Hug A Bear Drive. Those who did not collect the bears can bring in any stuffed toy for donation.
The annual event was held Aug. 15-17 in Suquamish.
The movers and shakers of 2014 may see these folks on the street, walk right by them, and never know that the community they thrive in now is, in part, because of the ethics, hard work, and planning of those shown in this photo.