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August 5th, 3:24 pm
Griffin Neighbors

The Sweetlee's Ice Cream truck will continue its periodic visit to our area in August. However, they're now going to change to a new location. Beginning August 10th they'll be at Companion Cove.All dates are Wednesdays, 3 PM to 8 PM.August 10August 17August 23August 31Look for the Sweetlee's Ice Cream truck this month at Companion Cove! ... See MoreSee Less

The Sweetlees Ice Cream truck will continue its periodic visit to our area in August. However, theyre now going to change to a new location. Beginning August 10th theyll be at Companion Cove.

All dates are Wednesdays, 3 PM to 8 PM.

August 10
August 17
August 23
August 31

Look for the Sweetlees Ice Cream truck this month at Companion Cove!
August 5th, 8:33 am
Griffin Neighbors

Congratulations, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, for your wins in this year's Best of South Sound! Silver Best Seafood Restaurant andBronze Best Clam Chowder.This is another business owned or operated by a resident living here in the Griffin area.www.chelseafarms.net ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar, for your wins in this years Best of South Sound! Silver Best Seafood Restaurant and
Bronze Best Clam Chowder.

This is another business owned or operated by a resident living here in the Griffin area.

https://www.chelseafarms.net
August 5th, 7:06 am
Griffin Neighbors

Now accepting Transitional Kindergarten applications for the 2022-2023 School Year! ... See MoreSee Less

August 3rd, 7:13 am
Griffin Neighbors

Yahoo! A school supply drive over at Elevate Hair + Skin!www.facebook.com/elevatesteamboatisland/posts/pfbid02quPsGvX7gGCXt8vcHauiJHEpWjdGGKCcEDgxACUUKk9k...Guess what time it is again?! Time to donate school supplies if you are able! Drop-off anytime, but Fridays there will be a school bus out front of the salon from 9-2 for easy collecting! As always there is a great need for some of our @griffin_grizzlies families so any help is appreciated. Please tag your friends + share this post! ... See MoreSee Less

Yahoo! A school supply drive over at Elevate Hair + Skin!
https://www.facebook.com/elevatesteamboatisland/posts/pfbid02quPsGvX7gGCXt8vcHauiJHEpWjdGGKCcEDgxACUUKk9kUDptHin1gMLwntzt91fUl
August 3rd, 7:10 am
Griffin Neighbors

Have you heard we're holding a Native Bulb & Seed Sale this fall?🍁🍂This is a great opportunity for you to purchase affordable native bulbs like camas, delphinium, and checker lily along with packets of native seed species that support local pollinator populations.The plant species we are offering at this sale thrive when planted in the fall and will look beautiful in your backyard landscape or in your back forty acres!Pre-orders for this sale will open this Friday, August 5th, and will be open through September 16th. Pre-orders can be placed on our website at store.thurstoncd.com/Sign up here to receive an email notification when pre-orders open this Friday: app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4d449ed6280c4859a06a84b9a240941bQuestions about our Native Bulb & Seed Sale? Contact Kiana Sinner, ksinner@thurstoncd.com or text/call 360-972-0407. ... See MoreSee Less

August 2nd, 9:08 am
Griffin Neighbors

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We believe voting is an important part of living in a healthy neighborhood. Thank you, neighbors, for voting in this year's Primary! If you are eligible, but not yet registered to vote, please register. It's easy! Just go to www.sos.wa.gov/elections/voters/ Now it's on to the General Election on November 8th!

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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.

In addition to the supporters we named in our prior post, we want to especially thank these other businesses and individuals who also made donations that helped to make this year’s picnic possible:

B & K Emergency Services
Character’s Corner
Chelsea Farms
Christy Sterling
Companion Cove
Dianne Bradford, Scentsy
Jan Hopwood
Jonelle Adams


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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