Kingston High School LEOs held their spring blood drive March 19. The
LEOs signed up over 50 donors and collected 40+ units of blood. The
blood drive was considered a success by all parties involved (school
officials, the blood bank people, and the kids).
Our Firehouse Garden has been rototilled and a few more veggies are in
the ground! Thanks to Eric Blais for rototilling and to Lions Rob
Ratcliff and Terry Blais for planting seeds Sunday morning. There has been a work party one weekend day for the past few weeks. Come Sunday at 10 am to help!
Eric Blais is not a Poulsbo Lion, though he is married to one. He spent 1-1/2 hours rototilling over the same ground at varying depths.
This raised bed has hay over the soil, then fabric and has also been covered to raise the soil temperature so we can plant. It worked! This bed has peas and radishes in it.
Evening Pride Branch Club Lion Rob Ratcliff (left) is the man with the plan. He checks soil temperatures and determines when each veggie gets planted.
The newly rototilled area where be where pumpkins and corn will be planted. We'll be able to grow so much more produce!
Thanks to Lion Karl Ostheller for creating this flyer for our annual Hooked on Fish fishing derby next to Poulsbo Middle School. This event is lots of fun AND there will be donuts and beverages to purchase from our Leos.
Garden Club grants awarded: This year the Poulsbo Garden Club gave 8
organizations grants ranging from $200 to $500 for their gardening
projects (for a total of $3,300). Organizations receiving grants were
Raab Park Youth Garden, Martha and Mary Therapeutic Gardens, Poulsbo
Lions/Fire Department P-Patch, Sons of Norway, Raab Park P-Patch, NK
Fishline P-Patch, Fish Park and Kingston Village
Green Demonstration Gardens. Over the last 10 years the Poulsbo Garden
Club has gifted over $34,000 to local organizations for their gardening
Money raised for the grants comes from the club's
annual plant sale. So mark your calendar for the 2019 Plant Sale on the
first Saturday in May: May 4, from 9 am to 2 pm at 19801 Viking Ave in
Poulsbo (old James Lumber site), rain or shine!!! Many unique plants
from members' gardens as well as annuals, perennials, veggie starts,
bushes, bulbs, garden art and more will be offered at very reasonable
Hoops and plastic went on a couple of raised beds today at the Firehouse
Garden to warm up the soil so we can get more veggies planted. Helping
out were Lions Rick Wright, Noon President Steve Calhoun and Rob
Ratcliff of the Evening Pride Branch (pictured), along with Terry Blais
and EP Branch President Joyce Smith.
A few Poulsbo Lions helped prepare for the delivery of the Hyak pilot house next week at the Maritime Museum downtown. Left: Poulsbo Noon Lions Jim Shields and Dennis Peters. In the "hole" is Lion Tom Settle.
Our Poulsbo Lions vision screening group was in Kingston this morning at
a Montessori school where Lion President Steve Calhoun and fellow Lions
Karen Reitan, Candy Peters and Carol Ryan screened the eyesight of 14
children, making 3 referrals.
Pick a Poulsbo club - Evening Pride Branch Club meets at 7 pm the 1st
and 3rd Thursday of each month in the Gallagher Building at St. Olaf's
on Caldart Avenue. Poulsbo Noon Club meets at 12 every Thursday in the
Social Hall at First Lutheran Church on 4th Avenue. You're invited!!!!
We do great things in the community.
Poulsbo Lions Rob Ratcliff (Evening Pride Branch Club) and Terry Blais
(Noon Club), along with Terry's daughter, Sylvie, spent 1-1/2 hours this
morning digging out blackberry roots and cleaning up the community
garden. Next Sunday, the ground will be rototilled and raked. If the
soil is warmer, we'll plant peas!