ECCHO – volunteers needed

There are some folks right here in Quilcene that need assistance. Please contact ECHHO (Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization) if you would like more information and have some time to help a neighbor.
> Volunteers Needed!
> Volunteer Services include:
> Travel to Medical Appointments – We give rides to medical appointments and necessary errands. At least two business days notice is needed for local trips; and more advance notice is needed for out-of-county appointments. Each person must be able to get in and out of vehicles with minimal assistance, or be accompanied by a caregiver who can assist.
> Home and Domestic Assistance – We assist with light housekeeping: vacuuming, laundry or meal preparation on a short term basis (e.g. a person recuperating from surgery) or on an occasional basis (one or two times a month). We are available to fix a leaky faucet or loose step, or to assist with other straight-forward repairs. The care receiver must provide materials for any minor repairs. We do not do major repairs.
> Shopping and Errands – We provide this service for folks who cannot find this support from other resources.
> Friendly Visits – We provide these for persons who are home-bound; and occasionally we will take a person on an outing.
> Loans of Medical Equipment – We lend wheelchairs, walkers, canes, crutches, bath seats, commodes, hospital beds and other items free of charge to anyone who needs them.
> By their actions, ECHHO volunteers demonstrate their desire for the type of world they want this to be. A world in which the lives of the less fortunate are valued no less than the lives of the fortunate. A world in which no one is denied care based upon income or social status. A world in which living with dignity is not a privilege, right, or benefit enjoyed only by those with more advantages than most. If you share this vision and want to help make it a reality, please contact ECHHO to find out how you can help those in need. If you are already a volunteer and know of someone who might be interested in helping, please tell them about ECHHO!
> We are eager to hear from interested folks and welcome inquiries Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm. We can be reached at (360) 379-3246.
> Together, we are making a difference!

Grief Support Ongoing Group In Quilcene, 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Grief Support Ongoing Group In Quilcene
We welcome everyone who is grieving a death, recent or in the past. Share your feelings, experiences and be supported in a safe and confidential setting. Each session is facilitated and includes a topic such as common grief reactions, coping with stress or grief within families. All Grief and Loss Support Services are provided at no cost to our community.

No registration required.
2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month
10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
We meet at the
Jefferson Healthcare South County Medical Clinic
294843 US Hwy 101, Quilcene

For more information contact: Bernie Ward-Crixell, Grief and Loss Support, Jefferson Healthcare Hospice
360-385-2200 ext. 4684

All our grief support services are free of charge to you. This is made possible by The Foundation for the Hospice of Jefferson Healthcare 501(c)(3) and its donors.

BIG WIN and BIG DECISION for your Fire District . . . Quilcene Fire Rescue needs YOUR input!

Mark your calendar and BE THERE . . . Thursday July 23 / 7pm / Quilcene Fire Station on Herbert St . . . VERY IMPORTANT !
> Big decisions are needed to take advantage of a $396,000 federal grant won by your Fire District. The community needs to weigh in / your input is important!
> Here’s the message direct from Fire Chief Karp —
> The Department of Homeland Security and FEMA has awarded Quilcene Fire Rescue a SAFER Grant in the amount of $396,000 to hire 3 full time firefighters. The grant will cover wages and benefits for the newly hired members for 24 months.
> We were notified Friday July 10th of our award and it was made public at Monday’s Fire Commissioner meeting. The Commissioners now have 30 days to decide whether to accept or decline the grant monies. The grant guidelines stipulate that if we accept the award we must have our full time members on the roster no later than January 10, 2016.
> The Board of Fire Commissioners have called for a special board meeting on Thursday July 23, 2015 at 7:00pm at Station 21 (Headquarters Station on Herbert St in the Quilcene Village Center). The general public are encouraged to attend and hear the plans and give us ideas.
> This is an exciting time for Quilcene Fire Rescue and the Quilcene and Coyle communities and we should be proud of our 2nd federal grant in a year.
> For more information contact Chief Larry Karp, 360-765-3333, chief, or on Facebook.

About the FRIDAY CONCERT in Worthington Park – THERE’S MORE !!!

This just in from people in the know . . . The concert this Friday is even better than we could have imagined!

The action begins at 5:00 / an hour earlier than originally planned.

That’s this Friday, July 17 at 5pm at the Linger Longer Stage in Worthington Park / Quilcene

Opening will be Brett Townsend,

rising star who appeared at the July 4 community picnic . . .


Then the best Quilcene music treat of all –


– favorite band of Doug Reeves and all the rest of us.


3 NFL players coming to entertain the kids



You won’t want to miss

this spectacular Quilcene evening.



Work party at Lake Leland campground Sat 9am

Message from Clayton White:

Hi all,

We have been busy mowing, cleaning, raking, hauling and generally getting ready to re-open Lake Leland campground on Aug 1st.

90% of campsites are ready, both bathrooms sanitized, fire pits cleaned, fields mowed and grass picked up. What we could use now is some policing of the areas of small sticks and raking of the driveway, all relatively easy work compared to what has been already done.

If you have a grass rake to bring that would be great. If you can’t make it yourself, can you tell someone else? The County has finally allowed us to re-open the campground with volunteer hosting and maintenance but to undo three years of neglect has been a big task.

Bring something to drink. The fun starts at 9am and we should be done in a couple hours,,,any time you can put in is a giant help, thanks

Clayton White and crew of QCVPA ( Quilcene community volunteer parks association)

CVAR’s Summer Open House is Sat July 11th!

Center Valley Animal Rescue’s Summer Open House!
Saturday July 11th, 11 AM to 4 PM

Raffles of pies and more, chair massage with Catherine Herrick, see who and what is new at the ranch!

11900 Center Road, Quilcene WA

Flier final.pdf

Concert in Memory of Doug Reeves / July 17 from 6 to 9pm / Worthington Park

Quilcene’s much-beloved Doug Reeves will be honored at a Special Concert
> from 6-9pm
> Doug’s favorite band,
> Locust Street Taxi
> will perform for Doug and all of us
> Don’t miss this event!
> Admission by donation to support infrastructure projects at Worthington Park, where Doug volunteered so many hours of his expertise and energy.
> Be there to honor Doug and his enormous contributions to Quilcene.
> Beer garden will be open
> food vendors too
> Bring your camp chairs for meadow seating

Heartfelt message of THANKS to those who contributed to the FIFTH ANNUAL LAST-DAY-OF-SCHOOL Beach Party

Thank you!!!

What a day! The “Last Day of School” swim-float event (on Friday, June 12) was awesome with more students and family members attending than ever before (over 85). Count Me In for Quilcene (CMIQ) and Olympic Peninsula YMCA, Jefferson County Branch, co-sponsored this event. On behalf of all Quilcene students and families who attended this outdoor event, a big “Thank you” and “Congratulations” to those who made it possible:

The Roger Evans Family (provided base funding . . . very generous)

Quilcene Fire Department (personnel with awesome skills, fire truck, beach fire and fun with students)

Chief Larry Karp (with safety message)

Bob Rosen (event photographer)

Josh Mahan “King Neptune” (greeted swimmers reaching float)

Jim and Bruce Munn (who provided gifts for finalists)

Stan Nealey (safety boat skipper)

Gear Head Deli (Debbie and Larry Williams providing meat and cheese for croissant sandwiches)

Jim Speer and Penn Cove personnel (who repaired, towed and secured the swim float)

Greg Brotherton (providing tables and tents from Quilcene Fair)

Veda Wilson and Food Prep Class at QHS (preparing over 72 croissant sandwiches)

Brian and Carol Barker (organizing event and donating prizes)

Linda Herzog, CMIQ President (who started this event five years ago and helped at this event)

CMIQ Board Members David Neuenschwander, John Helsper and Tom Brotherton (helped at event and supervised)

Dr. G, QHS Principal (for congratulating his students and staying dry


With the already dry conditions and lack of measurable precipitation Jefferson County has initiated an early burn ban.


Reminder tonight 7:30 -Strong Sun Moon at Community Center

Tonight: June 27, 2015 at 7:30 PM Strong Sun Moon
> Camelian Jade and Mike Antone create arrangements of South American instruments such as the charango, ronroco and bombo legüero interwoven with rich vocals, artful songwriting on guitar and harmonica, and etheric use of the lapsteel.
> Song Samples:
> Live Recordings:
> Videos:
> Laurel B. Johnson Community Center
> 923 Hazel Point Road
> Coyle, WA 98376
> Admission: by donation
> Genre: folk, world-music
> Age: all-ages
> Complimentary cookies, coffee and conversation at intermission
> Your hosts,
> Norm & Sol Johnson
> 83 Hazel Point Court
> (360) 765-3449