AIHS News  (Updated 5/23/17)

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Garden Market (Every Saturday June-Sept, 10a-1p)

The Garden Market is open every Saturday during the summer. Early on there will be rhubarb and lots of seedlings to get your garden going. As the summer progresses, there will be lots of tasty fresh organic fruits and veggies to choose from. Hours are 10a-1p.

Gift Shop (Every Saturday 10a-4p, Sunday noon-4p)

Remember the Gift Shop at the Farm is open again on weekends, and has all sorts of wonderful island-made merchandise.

Building Dedication - Saturday June 17, 3-5p

The Building Dedication for New Archival Building is scheduled for Saturday June 17th from 3-5PM. It is open to all, and you will have a chance thank your friends and neighbors who worked on this massive project. Come and enjoy some snacks and a cake with us.

Salmon and Rib Bake and Silent Auction - Saturday July 1, noon-3p

The Salmon and Rib bake is next on the agenda. Saturday July 1st from noon to 3pm. Prices are the same as last year, $15 for a salmon or rib dinner, and $6 for a hot dog meal, perfect for kids. Along with the great food there will be a SILENT AUCTION inside the Archival building. We are busy making calls for donated items or services. If you haven't received a phone call, but do have an item to donate or wish to make a cash donation, please call Peggy Hodge, 884-2078. All funds raised support the upkeep of Anderson Island Historical farm and its activities. We’re looking for these popular, quality items:
Antiques, Collectibles, Quality handcrafts, Art, New items of interest – could include special food, special meals, sunset cruise, home goods, theme/gift baskets, gift certificates, unique services, or a new item you cannot use, etc.

Volunteers Needed

The Salmon Bake could use a few more volunteers, bet you can find something to lend a hand to as the jobs are numerous and diverse such as cooking for the event, serving in the food lines, set up and clean up, or helping with the Silent Auction. A great thing about the farm is that we can use volunteers for jobs ranging from a few hours once a year to more involved jobs ( such as antique car repair and maintenance or board positions). You can talk to Peggy Hodge about some of the needs of the farm to find a spot that works for you.

Photo Contest

One component of the Salmon Bake is the photo contest. This year we will need to have your photos in two weeks before, June 17th. All photos must be 8x10 (unless you have a historical photo you would like to submit) and taken on Anderson Island. The categories are Critters, Neighbors, Events, Close-Up, Landscape and a special historical category for old photos that you are willing to share with us. For questions or to submit a photograph, please contact Jeanne McGoldrick at 884-4096 or Liane Heckman at 884-4656. All photographs are kept after the showing and placed in albums, so we have a lovely photographic history of the island going back to the first photo contest!

August Band Concerts - Saturday Aug 19 and Sat Aug 26

August will arrive with two big events, the Tacoma Band Concert on Saturday August 19th, and the Island Band Concert on Saturday August 26th. There will be more information about these events next month.

Farm Work Parties  (Every Wednesday 9-noon)

Work at the farm continues throughout the year, there are still projects to complete in the new building, maintenance of the old buildings, including retro fitting the barn to meet current standards for safety, some work in the orchard and the paths through the trees. Wednesdays are work party days, and you can drop in at 9am to help. Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday there will be a hot lunch served, so another benefit. Wayne Wallace is the contact for the work parties, he can be reached at 884-0843. Work party lunches are organized by Marsha Howells, her number is 884-4342.