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July 2nd, 7:27 am
Griffin Neighbors

ANNUAL CARLYON BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADEThe parade starts at 12:00 PM, July 4.ANNUAL CARLYON BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADE**NOTE: Sorry, limited to CBHA residents and their guests only. Gates will be closed and security will be checking at Island Drive entrance. We don't mean to be unfriendly, but space is too limited to invite the entire Steamboat Peninsula. This should never have been shared on Griffin Neighborhood.**The parade starts at 12:00 PM. Those participating (and we hope we have a big crowd) should meet at the corner of Seaview and Island by 11:45 am to get lined up. The parade route will be down Island to the Park.Everyone loves a Parade!!! And it is not too soon to plan. Calling all community members, family, and friends. Create a float with your wagon, golf cart, riding lawn mower, pickup, or car. Decorate you bikes, trikes, or motorcycles. Lead the parade with the American flag. Bring you Antique Cars – we love them! The fire truck will be there as well.Let’s get in the spirit, participate in the parade, have fun on the 4th of July and make the parade the best and the longest parade our community has seen. See you there!!! We are excited to announce the 1st Annual 4th of July Food Truck. JAVA A GO GO will be serving from 12:30 to 7:30 pm in the parking lot by the clubhouse. Hot dogs and nachos for $3.00 & smoothies, hot cocoa, teas, red bull spritzers, sodas and waters for varying prices will be available. Come down after the parade for lunch or later for dinner! We look forward to seeing everyone come and enjoy all the 4th of July activities!!!! A portion of the proceeds from the food truck will go to the Events Group and in turn will go back to our community. ... See MoreSee Less

ANNUAL CARLYON BEACH 4TH OF JULY PARADE
The parade starts at 12:00 PM, July 4.

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Is this for ALL community members, or only dues paying HOA members? MANY ambiguous historical experiences where outsiders were found to be unwelcome.

Jeff Britt

Sorry, limited to CBHA residents and their guests only. Gates will be closed and security will be checking at Island Drive entrance. We don't mean to be unfriendly, but space is too limited to invite the entire Steamboat Peninsula. This should never have been shared on Griffin Neighborhood.

June 23rd, 11:12 am
Griffin Neighbors

Saturday’s Chance at Wonderful Auction and Raffle ItemsThe Griffin Neighborhood Association board would like to thank the following people and businesses for contributing to our silent auction and raffle for our picnic:All Ways Dog TrainingB&K Emergency ServicesBoard and BrushCharacter’s CornerChelsea FarmsChristy SterlingCompanion CoveDianne BradfordJan HopwoodJonelle AdamsJulie MerrickLaura WestrupMichelle O’DellMiss MoffetsOCCUSteamboat Animal HospitalSteamboat ChiropracticSteamboat Coffee ShopTipsy WhaleUrraco CoffeeWalt SandersFour of the donations will be in the silent auction which closes at 3:30pm. All other items will be in the raffle, drawings at 4:00pm. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.Anyone joining the GNA at the picnic will get two free raffle tickets!!!!All current members and kids eat free; non members are $5 per adult.It’s going to be a beautiful day and a lot of fun so hope to see you all there!! ... See MoreSee Less

Saturday’s Chance at Wonderful Auction and Raffle Items
The Griffin Neighborhood Association board would like to thank the following people and businesses for contributing to our silent auction and raffle for our picnic:
All Ways Dog Training
B&K Emergency Services
Board and Brush
Character’s Corner
Chelsea Farms
Christy Sterling
Companion Cove
Dianne Bradford
Jan Hopwood
Jonelle Adams
Julie Merrick
Laura Westrup
Michelle O’Dell
Miss Moffets
OCCU
Steamboat Animal Hospital
Steamboat Chiropractic
Steamboat Coffee Shop
Tipsy Whale
Urraco Coffee
Walt Sanders
Four of the donations will be in the silent auction which closes at 3:30pm. All other items will be in the raffle, drawings at 4:00pm. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5.
Anyone joining the GNA at the picnic will get two free raffle tickets!!!!
All current members and kids eat free; non members are $5 per adult.
It’s going to be a beautiful day and a lot of fun so hope to see you all there!!
June 22nd, 1:51 pm
Griffin Neighbors

Timeline photosWe are thrilled to offer COVID-19 vaccines for ages 6 months to 5 years at our Capital Mall clinic this week. We highly recommend signing up for an appointment as walk-in slots will be very limited due to high demand.Register here👉http://ow.ly/cQ2m50JEbYB ... See MoreSee Less

June 22nd, 1:48 pm
Griffin Neighbors

Timeline photosAfter June 30 we are discontinuing our community COVID-19 testing. There are many free options for getting tested locally.Say Yes! COVID home tests: ow.ly/bS0y50JE8GAFederal COVID home tests: ow.ly/RxZw50JE8GBLocal testing locations: ow.ly/vnSy50JE8GC ... See MoreSee Less

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If your at-home test comes up positive, take care of yourself, quarantine, and consider contacting your doctor. Also, don't forget to report your test result. Call the Washington DOH COVID hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press pound.

June 22nd, 7:28 am
Griffin Neighbors

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June 22nd, 7:26 am
Griffin Neighbors

Don't forget about the 2022 Steamboat Community Picnic this coming weekend!Date: Saturday, June 25thLocation: Prosperity Grange & Tin Cup GolfTime: Noon to 4pmWe'll see you there! #griffinneighbors #prosperitygrange #communitypicnic ... See MoreSee Less

June 22nd, 7:26 am
Griffin Neighbors

Happy first day of summer!!! With the sun (finally) out its a good time to remind everyone of our Solarize program to make going solar easier and more affordable than ever. We've partnered with half a dozen installers across the region and over 400 people have already signed up across Thurston, Pierce, Mason, and Lewis counties! Only a month and a half left so sign up while you still can! SIGN UP HERE olysol.org/solarize/ ... See MoreSee Less

June 21st, 6:20 am
Griffin Neighbors

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Who is the Griffin Neighborhood Association?

The Griffin Neighborhood Association (GNA) is registered with the State of Washington as a non-profit organization. We are a nonpartisan group of neighbors living within the boundaries of the Griffin School District, Thurston County, Washington.

Any person owning property, a business, or residing in the Griffin area is eligible to become a member and participate fully in the Association. Membership is also open to community groups and students of the Griffin School District. If you live or work in the Griffin neighborhood or Steamboat Peninsula, the Griffin Neighborhood Association is you.

Originally organized as the Oyster Bay Neighborhood Association in 1990, we were registered with the State of Washington as the nonprofit Griffin Neighborhood Association in December, 1995.


Our Mission

The mission of the Griffin Neighborhood Association is to help build community consensus on major issues confronting the Griffin area, including growth, land issues, habitat, water quality, transportation and school planning. When appropriate, we research issues as honest brokers of information, provide forums for debate, attempt to arrive at community consensus and issue resolution, and present this consensus to appropriate decision makers.

The Griffin Neighborhood Association also undertakes and supports projects that benefit our community, help to build a sense of community, and educate the community on topics of interest.


Our Board and Officers

Our Board is comprised of current members of the Association, elected by members of the Association present at the Annual Meeting. Officers are elected from Board membership by members of the Board.

The Board typically sets an annual schedule of regular meetings. Tentative meeting dates, times and locations are posted on our Facebook Page and on Nextdoor.

Thanks to All of You, Neighbors, for This Year’s Community Picnic

Thanks to the many volunteers, businesses, and local organizations that helped to make this year’s Community Picnic a success! Enjoy this photo essay of the afternoon and we hope you see you next year.

All Are Invited to this Year’s Community Picnic, June 25th

This year’s Griffin Community Picnic is Saturday, June 25th, 12 noon to 4 PM, at the Prosperity Grange and in front of the Steamboat Driving Range. There will be games and family-friendly activities, vendor and non-profit booths, live music, a raffle, food, a fire truck from the Griffin Fire Department, and more.

The year’s musical guest is The Possible Solutions. Local artists Cliff and Ellen Rice will also perform. There will be a balloon artist and a glitter tattooist, too.

Our grill masters will provide hamburgers and hotdogs. Our special guest will be Xinh Dwelley. We’ll have soft drinks and there will be cookies and lemonade from the Griffin PTO. Don’t miss the dessert table!

A large selection of raffle items donated by many of our local businesses. The highest value gift baskets, including those donated by B&K Emergency Services and Chelsea Farms, are part of a silent auction.

Nearly 20 local vendors and non-profit organizations will be on-hand.

Griffin/Steamboat Peninsula Community Picnic
Saturday, June 25
12 noon to 4 PM
Prosperity Grange and the Steamboat Driving Range

1 to 3 – Balloon artist and glitter tattooist
1 to 2:15 – The Possible Solutions
2:15 to 2:45 – Cliff and Ellen Rice perform
2:45 to 4 – The Possible Solutions
All day – Games and activities

Admission is $5 for adults. Children and members of the Griffin Neighborhood Association are free. You can join the GNA at the picnic or join online before the event.

Come and enjoy the day with neighbors and friends!

Thank you to our sponsors!

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A special thanks, too, to Carolyn Jones, whose donation to fund the purchase of food for this event is greatly appreciated.

Farmer’s Market Returns to Companion Cove, June through September

We’re very excited to see Companion Cove will once again host a farmer’s market. The first market day is Saturday, June 11, 10 AM to 3 PM. The market will be open on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month through September and each day will feature new and changing vendors. Organizers hope to have live music, too. The Sweetlee’s Ice Cream truck will be there on July 9 and 23.

Farmer’s Market
Kickoff Saturday, June 11
10 AM to 3 PM
Market day is the 2nd and 4th Saturday, June through September
Companion Cove
6644 Sexton Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Are you interested in selling at the farmer’s market? Contact Juliet Walker for details or sign up at Companion Cove.

A portion of vendor fees will go back to the community to benefit organizations such as 4-H groups in Thurston and Mason counties.

Garage Sale on June 4 to Benefit Griffin Neighborhood Association

Fundraising Sale imageOn Saturday, June 4 the Griffin Neighborhood Association will hold a garage sale at Companion Cove. All proceeds will go towards this year’s GNA events.

Saturday, June 4
10 AM to 3 PM
Companion Cove
6644 Sexton Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502

Each year the GNA organizes or works with other organizations to organize a variety of events here on the Steamboat Peninsula. Among these are community meetings, holiday events, a summer picnic, and more. Come and see what treasures you might find at our garage sale and your purchase will help us to host upcoming events.


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