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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.
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.
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:
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!
A special thanks, too, to Carolyn Jones, whose donation to fund the purchase of food for this event is greatly appreciated.
All Ways Dog Training
Board and Brush
Concern for Animals
Debbie Robinson Pillowcases
Dogwoods Play and Stay
Ellen King Rice
Endorian Guitar Works
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.
Kickoff Saturday, June 11
10 AM to 3 PM
Market day is the 2nd and 4th Saturday, June through September
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.
Saturday, June 4
10 AM to 3 PM
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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