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Crab Feed Kudos

We would like to send out a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who helped make our sold out annual Crab Feed on Oct. 13, 2018 another huge success! This is the Center’s main fundraiser for the year, so all that you gave and did really contributed to everything we do throughout the year.

First a huge thank you to Jerry Smith for donating the crab to the Center.

Bill Staple mans a crab pot at the 2018 UKC Senior Center Crab Feed, Oct. 13, 2018

And thanks to the following for helping with the crab feed itself:

  • Gary Kasowski
  • Travis Estes
  • Bill Staples
  • Steve Sowers
  • Norm Jannsen
  • Bob Chase
  • Steve Nelson
  • Bill Clements
  • Ken Prenslow
  • Mike Sienna
  • Sheri Sienna
  • Rosemary Putnam
  • Shirley Sparrow

 

Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

A big thank you to our Chef, Frank Schuchman

Thanks to everyone who contributed items for our silent auction.

And a huge shout out to everyone who attended, bought raffle tickets and helped make this a fun community event.

We hope to see you all again next year!

A plate of crabby goodness
Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

A bibbed guest is all ready to eat Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

Silent auction items await bids Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

Shirley Sparrow and Susan Klein greet guests Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

Rick Spence gets his plate filled Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

good conversation abounds Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

crab prep crew

Cutting of the “crab cakes” – Rosemary Putnam and Steve Sowers. Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

A cradle was among the silent auction items Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

First table brings back their crab Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

cleaning and cooking hundreds of crabs is a big job

Icy cold crab grab requires thick rubber gloves. Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

Silent Auction Winners Announced Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

a giant pumpkin was among the items up for bid Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

Johnny Cunningham volunteered on the “Dungeness Posse” Photo courtesy of the Northern Kittitas County Tribune newspaper

 

2 New Computers for the Center Use and 2 Showers for the Emergency Shelter

Thank You to the Suncadia Community Enhancement Fund!

A big thank you to Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement for funding two grant requests for the Upper Kittitas County Senior Center.

The first one was for 2 new computers and the second one is for 2 showers.

Since we are the Upper County Shelter, it will be a huge plus to have showers, should the need arise for us to open as a emergency shelter. The showers have been ordered and before long will be in place.

Our 2 new computers are here and what a difference it has made. Our other computers were very old and sometimes would not work at all.

Thank you so much to Suncadia Fund For Community Enhancement.

Join Us in Celebrating a Renewable Energy Partnership

Please join Upper Kittitas County Senior Center at the dedication celebration for the newly installed solar panels that are generating electricity for the facility.

When: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 – 10am-11:30am

  • 10am Program begins
  • 10:30 am Reception and Facility Tours
  • 11:30 am Conclusion

Where: Upper Kittitas County Senior Center – 719 E 3rd St., Cle Elum, WA 98922

RSVP: Please respond to Adam Crawford at adam.crawford@pse.com on or before Wednesday, July 11

The Upper Kittitas County Senior Center’s mission is to enhance the physical, emotional and economic well-being of seniors’ lives in Kittitas County; and serves as an emergency shelter. The 18 kilowatt solar project is expected to save the organization approximately $3,700 each year.

“We appreciate the Puget Sound Energy grant,” said Upper Kittitas County Senior Center President Susan Klein. “It means a lot for our center and our community. Solar panels will help with our energy costs and will definitely be a plus for the Center.”

Dishwasher Replaced by Grant from Suncadia Fund

The new Hobart dishwasher, fully installed and functioning. (Photo by Frank Schuchman.)

A grant from the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement has allowed us to replace the old dishwasher with a new one. It has been installed, and should last for many years to come. “Thank you to Bob Spaulding, one of our members, for all his work writing this grant,” said UKCSC President Susan Klein. The Center also thanks the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement for this generous grant.

On Friday January 12, 2018, workers begin installation of the new Hobart dishwasher in the Centennial Center kitchen. (Photo by Frank Schuchman)

Center Receives PSE Grant for Solar Panels

The Upper Kittitas County Senior Center has received a grant from Puget Sound Energy (PSE) for solar panels for the Putnam Centennial Center. They are slated to be installed mid April 2018. Wray Electric from Ellensburg was selected as the contractor for this installation. Center President Susan Klein said, “Thank you to Puget Sound Energy who has always been supportive of the Center and we appreciate it very much.”

Lunch delivered to CLE ELUM BUSINESSES on Wednesdays AND Thursdays!

If you are a Cle Elum business and would like a great lunch delivered to you on Wednesday’s OR Thursdays just give the Center a call. Call us at (509) 674-7530 on Tuesday for Wednesday or Wednesday for Thursday, and our Sunshine Desk will give you the menu and lunch will be delivered to you on Wednesday or Thursday. Lunch is just $6.00 each.