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Friday, May 8, 2009

Livable Community Fair features fuchsias, fire trucks, fabulous food and more

The 8th Annual Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair returns on Saturday, May 9, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Key Peninsula Civic Center, 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN in Vaughn. This unique event showcases over 45 non‐profit and community resource booths, a fuchsia and plant sale, and a variety of kids’ activities, including crafts and “Touch‐a‐Truck,” where kids get to touch real trucks.

“The fair began in 2002 as an open house for nonprofits,” Tim Kezele, event chair, said. “Over the years, it has become one of the best attended, family‐friendly free events on the peninsula. Each year we try to add something new to keep the crowds coming back. We hope this year’s “Touch‐a‐Truck” will bring in more families with kids to explore the trucks and learn about community resources on the Peninsula.”

The event will also feature an update at 1:00 p.m. from legislative representatives Rep. Larry Seaquist, Rep. Jan Angel and Sen. Derek Kilmer. Councilman Terry Lee and District Fire Chief Chuck West will also be on hand at 11:00 a.m. to discuss bringing resources to the KP in a time of economic difficulty.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity,” Chuck West said. “Somehow we need to get the services to our citizens in this community.” Councilman Terry Lee agreed. “It's the ideas that I expect to come from the public at the Key Peninsula Livable Community Fair that will give me my marching orders for the remainder of my term in office,” Lee said.

Live entertainment will include Rhythm‐n‐Shoes Cloggers, musician and artist Matthew Hulse and the Minter Creek Elementary Choir and Marimbas. The Lakebay Fuchsia Society will host a flower and garden show and sale, and a Master Gardener will be on hand to answer questions. Food and beverages will be available for sale.

The Key Peninsula History Museum will also be open for the occasion.

For more information, or to volunteer, call 253‐884‐3456, or email:


Lorraine Hart said...

I thank Tim for this update...and it would've been in sooner but I had a bit of a dental emergency.

Anna and I hope to join our new friends, the nursing students, at their Lyme-Awareness booth! Stop by for a free tick tool.

Kim Thompson said...

Mom went to this event--she said it was very informative and a terrific community experience!

Stephanie Frieze said...

I wish I could have made this fun event, Lorraine. Maybe next year.