Wanolitto’s Market Musings for this Saturday’s Des Moines Farmers Market
It was bit warm last Saturday but that didn’t stop the shoppers from finding all the fresh fruits and vegies that are coming into season, the corn was just super.
This past market also saw a milestone in which the first Wanolitto’s Wine Club member got his card filled winning a free bottle. Once you purchase 17, the 18th is free. Mayor ProTem, Matt Pina was all smiles getting “punched” by board president, Wayne Corey. Matt commented “these are some of the best wines the market foundation has presented, stop by for a tasting, join the club and help out the market.”
The newly formed Des Moines Police Foundation will have a booth this week where people can go to find out about its current project working with the Seattle Mariners on Law Enforcement Appreciation Day at Safeco Field. In conjunction with this day, they are having a fund raiser in honor of Moses Stevens, a 6 year old boy who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia. He has been named the honorary Chief of Des Moines to make his dream come true. He is a student at Des Moines Elementary. The foundation has partnered with the Mariners to hold a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on August 10, 2014.
Stop by market sponsor Wesley Home’s booth to learn about their not-for-profit retirement communities and in-home care services. They offer a full range of retirement living options and care services for seniors and their families.
Here are the community groups for this week: back is the kid’s all-time favorite, Highline MaST center with their touchy-feely tanks filled with wild creatures from Puget Sound waters.
WIC is a nutrition program that helps pregnant women, new mothers, and young children eat well, learn about nutrition and stay healthy. WIC is the “Federal Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.”
Des Moines Gospel is back with their bouncy house, look for it on the grassy area next to the rest rooms.
Music this week, back by popular demand is the band with a funny name “Flannel Asparagus.” This group of talented people play the songs we all remember.
Don’t forget the Senior Services Hyde Shuttle is available again this Saturday and every other Saturday thru the end of October. The market wishes to thank the Hyde Shuttle volunteer drivers for their dedication in providing door to door transportation to the market for seniors 55 and older and people with disabilities of all ages living in Des Moines, Normandy Park and Burien from 11am-2pm. To make your reservation, call 206-727-6262.
The Des Moines Area Food Bank “Picnic in the Park” continues their free summer lunch program for all school age kids. If you would like to volunteer to help with this program, contact the Food Bank 206-878-2660. Look for them in the grassy area next to the marina office starting at noon. They will be there every Saturday until school starts.
Upcoming events: July 18-20 is the Waterland Festival. Click for all the events taking place in our community, including the Waterland Parade. August 9th is the Health & Fitness Day and September 13th is Kids Back to School/Safety Day at the market.
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