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POSTPONED--Western WA Packing Party!

Event Details

POSTPONED--Western WA Packing Party!

Time: February 4, 2012 from 10am to 1pm
Location: Downtown Seattle
Street: 2107 Elliott Ave Ste 206
City/Town: Seattle WA
Phone: 206-443-7270
Event Type: mas, packing, party
Organized By: Susan mom to Niko
Latest Activity: Feb 3, 2012

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Event Description

POSTPONED--  Join us IN TWO WEEKS for some fun packing boxes for the USS Makin Island.  They are on their first deployment and we are sending some Molly's adopt a sailor love their way! 

We will meet at 10 AM until 1 PM??  Pack some bags the sailors and marines aboard the Makin...  write some cards and get a great visit in with each other.

Bring some snacks, toys, cards and letters that will fit in a small paper bag!  Bring a friend, sister, daughter, neighbor!  Join us to catch up or meet a new navy mom friend!

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Comment by Susan mom to Niko on February 3, 2012 at 4:02pm

Looking for smaller items that will fit in a small paper bag... snacks, candy, toys... stickers to decorate the bags, etc!!  See you tomorrow!!

Comment by AndreaS61 on February 3, 2012 at 3:43pm

Making a trip to Walmart tonight. Is there any specific item that is in short supply? If not, I'll pick up the usual goodies.

nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) Comment by nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) on February 2, 2012 at 11:04pm

we better be carpooling! looking forward to seeing everyone.

Dee (CTI3 Spencer&Erin) Comment by Dee (CTI3 Spencer&Erin) on January 25, 2012 at 8:40pm

Looking forward to the 4th!  Nancy, we still carpooling I hope?!  :)

Comment by Susan mom to Niko on January 20, 2012 at 1:53pm

We are going to POSTPONE this party for two weeks...  give everyone a chance to dig out of the snow...  let the flooding recede...  keep collecting fun stuff to send and we will get together soon...  love to all!!  KEEP WARM AND SAFE!!

Comment by Storymom on January 17, 2012 at 10:25pm

sorry, can't attend this thankful for those of you who will be doing this...such a worthwhile and heartfelt cause!

Comment by Susan mom to Niko on January 13, 2012 at 2:42pm

I have a bunch of stuff to bring also!!  Have a big box that I keep tossing things into...  stuff that I bought to send my son and now he would rather have another flavor, etc...  silly boy!!

nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) Comment by nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) on January 11, 2012 at 1:12pm

I am going to clean out the sewing room stash and bring it all up. One big tub and one big box. Lots of treats, toys and toiletries. Also some books and movies. I need some space for fabric. As if I didn't have enough. lol.

Comment by Susan mom to Niko on January 9, 2012 at 4:44pm

That is great...  keep the chatter going in the WA room... will be great to catch up and visit!!  First thing on our list is to decorate brown paper bags (I've got them and lots of stuff to use for decorating)...  then fill the bags with items for the sailors and marines on the USS Makin Island!!

nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) Comment by nancy (ian's mom & tanya's mil) on January 6, 2012 at 10:36pm

Oh, Katie, our volunteer match young lady will be attending!

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