Puyallup resident Shirley Wagner and a group of volunteers put together Thanksgiving baskets every year for families in need. Baskets are made at local schools, including Aylen Junior High School in Puyallup, and at other locations.
With Pierce County in need of qualified candidates in the skilled trades, more than 100 exhibitors came together for the Pierce County Career Day last week at the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup to educate students about careers in the construction, aerospace, transportation, utilities, manufacturing and STEM fields.
A new community center being developed by nonprofit Step By Step in Puyallup will benefit local women and their families by providing jobs and on-site programs. Founder Krista Linden said the Germaine Korum Center for Women and Children was the right fit as a name.
With help from the PCC Farmland Trust, farmers Mark and Katie Green officially bought Terry’s Berries Farm in the Puyallup River Valley. Now called Wild Hare Organic Farm, it’s one of the trust’s forever farms.