New Options at Livable Community Fair

The Key Peninsula Civic Center will host its 15th annual Livable Community Fair Saturday, May 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at 17010 S. Vaughn Road KPN in Vaughn. This annual event began as an open house for nonprofits on the Key Peninsula and expanded to include children’s craft activities, musical entertainment and more.

Forty-plus exhibitors will be present in the gym to share resources and information about their services for Key Peninsula residents. The Whitmore Room is dedicated to showcasing youth groups this year: the Boy Scouts, 4-H and home schoolers. Pierce County Library Youth Services will also offer craft opportunities.

Music will be provided on stage by the Bluegrass Minstrels from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Vaughn Elementary Whole-Note Huskies and their xylophones will play at 2 p.m.

GNOSH (Stephanie Brooks, chef extraordinaire) is volunteering to run concessions with a light breakfast for early comers and lunch. Seating will be available on the balcony.

Outside activities include the popular trout pond fishing event, supported by the Key Peninsula Fire Department. The favorite touch-a-truck scene that attracts visitors of all ages includes a fire truck, EMT vehicles and a state patrol squad car.

New this year, Cascade Blood Services will be present with its Bloodmobile, as the Livable Community Fair hosts its first ever blood drive.

Not to be missed is the Key Peninsula Historical Society’s “Be Our Guest for Mother’s Day” open house. Their activities will delight visitors of all ages as they experience how our ancestors did everyday chores such as washing clothes, grinding coffee, and making butter and greeting cards.

For more information, go to or the civic center Facebook page.

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