The Raging River Riders Horse Club, here lining up for a Fourth of July parade, will have a booth at the Community Info Day Saturday at Fall City Library. Williams Shaw/File Photo

Fall City Community Association to host community info day at Fall City Library

How can a small unincorporated community help its residents get informed about events and organizations available to them? Send them to the library, naturally.

This Saturday, March 11, the Fall City Library will host an unusual event, an informal community information day organized by the Fall City Community Association. The free event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

“This is a casual event designed to help people learn about local services and special interest organizations, many of which are free or low cost,” said Ashley Glennon, president of the FCCA, “and to meet your neighbors who share similar interests.”

The event was developed from FCCA discussions with, and a recommendation from the non-profit Leadership Eastside, whose mission is to equip, inform and connect local residents so they can become more engaged community leaders, Glennon said.

“They surveyed residents of Fall City and discovered that most folks were not aware of the variety of services available to them,” he explained. “We started putting together a plan of how we could improve our overall outreach and the idea of a community information event came to life.”

The association recruited local and county organizations to participate in the event, which is now booked up, with spillover. The entire library, not just the large back room, will be used for this event, Glennon said.

“We have never tried such an event at the library before but the library deserved kudos for volunteering to host as they are becoming an increasingly valuable community asset,” he added.

A partial list of exhibitors includes:

King County Councilmember Kathy Lambert’s Office,

King County Community Services Area,

Sno-Valley Senior Center,

Congregations for the Homeless/Snoqualmie Valley Shelter,

Fall City Arts,

Fall City Community Association,

Fall City Fire District (King Co. District 27),

Fall City Food Pantry,

Fall City Historical Society,

Fall City Learning Garden and P-Patch,

Fall City Metro Park District,

Fall City United Methodist,

Falls Little League,

King County Sheriff’s office,

MOMS/Encompass,

Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust,

Raging River Conservation Group,

Raging River Riders,

Snoqualmie Valley Alliance,

Snoqualmie Valley Transportation,

The Masons,

United Methodist Women, and

Valley Christian Assembly.

Not all of the exhibitors are from Fall City and not all the guests are expected to be, either. Anyone can attend, whether or not they live in Fall City, and the family-friendly event is for all ages.

“Fun and games are encouraged at every community booth,” Glennon said.

Exhibitors will be able to provide information, but no sales will be allowed during the event.

Service organization and clubs interested in becoming exhibitors can check on the availabilty of space at the event by contacting Glennon at glennon@gmail.com or Michele Drovdahl at michdrov@kcls.org.

Interested participants can simply stop by the library during the event and learn more.

As the event FAQ says, “You may be surprised at how many special programs, information resources and unique opportunities are available to you.”

More in News

Nite Wave plays at the Showbox Dec. 20 Paul Twibell Photography
Nite Wave debuts at Bellevue Meydenbauer Center Theatre Feb. 28.

Now in their ninth year, Nite Wave will debut at a new Eastside venue and play with ’80s icon Tiffany.

Sarah Abdullah is a pharmacist who left Iraq as a refugee. She joined the Welcome Back Center at Highline College and is now only two tests away from gaining Washington state certification to practice her trade. Aaron Kunkler/staff photo
Recredentialed: Barriers face Washington’s immigrant, refugee professionals

Even with degrees from abroad, it can be difficult for many to get certified in the state.

Attorney general Bob Ferguson gave a speech at the event. Blake Peterson/staff photo
I-976, affordable housing, other issues discussed at legislative breakfast event

The gathering included a keynote speech from attorney general Bob Ferguson.

A conceptual rendering of a classroom space at the new Encompass facility. Created by Signal Architecture + Research
Encompass secures $350K grant for new Snoqualmie facility

Encompass plans to break ground this summer with the hope of opening in the fall of 2021.

Courtesy photo
                                The five member Board of Commissioners for the Si View Metropolitan Park District. From left, Mark Joselyn, Susan Kelly, Catherine Fredenburg, Katie Klahn and President Bud Raisio.
Si View Metropolitan Parks District swears in new commissioners.

Klahn joins the board, community meeting next week.

If passed, Senate Bill 6254 would limit the nicotine concentration of vape products, ban certain flavoring chemicals and require vape manufacturers, distributors and retailers to obtain licenses from the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. File photo
Lawmakers propose sweeping regulations for vaping industry

Bill supporters cite concerns over health issues and teen use.

A proposal by Senate Democrats would require concealed pistol license applicants in Washington state to complete a safety course. File photo
Democrats seek firearm training requirement for concealed carriers

Republican senator calls proposal ‘unconstitutional.’

Snohomish County man is first U.S. case of new coronavirus

A man in his 30s was hospitalized in Everett after contracting the virus during a trip to China.

Most Read