We Need Do-ers and Makers! Volunteers for this year's Tacoma Maritime Fest!
It's Summer at TCBB and big things are happening!
One of the biggest is Tacoma's Maritime Fest, in the Foss Waterway, July 16-17. We'll be there with a big show.
This is a Special Edition of the TCBB Newsletter for the Tacoma Maritime Fest!
1. The Build-a-Boat event is sold out. We are looking for volunteer coaches to work with the family teams who will be building their own boats over the Fest's two days. For those who have wanted to mentor with us but do not have the regular time to do it, this is your chance! Our coaches - one to a team - are critical to the success of this event. Preferably you'll be able to work both days, but if you can just do one day, don't let that stop you! Get in touch with us to volunteer.
Toy boats. We need volunteers to work with all the young children who flock to this great activity at the Maritime Fest. The toy boat booth is open 9-5 on both days. Volunteers will work in 4 hour shifts with 3 volunteers at each shift. Essentially this is a craft project involving glue, string, and glitter. Folks who run this table can get creative and have some fun with kids of all ages. We are looking for volunteers one day or both days. Get in touch with us to volunteer.
The TCBB booth. We will have a booth/display where volunteers talk with others about our work at the boat shop with at-risk youth. Again, as above, this is 9-5 each day and volunteers work in 4 hour shifts. One day or both days. Get in touch with us to volunteer.
You won't be on your own - We'll be there to guide and assist and supervise! We promise, you'll have more fun than ever!!
Tacoma Maritime Fest is the only annual celebration of Tacoma’s most important asset: its waterfront. Join us at this all-ages event and be part of this valued maritime tradition that honors Tacoma’s rich maritime history, the trades that defined its past, and the activities and industry that shape it now. Admission to Maritime Fest is FREE, and so are our activities, which include building boats with Tacoma Community Boat Builders (Yay! That's us!!), visiting the Foss Waterway Seaport museum, boarding the boats, making toy boats, painting our community mural, going out on FREE boat tours of the Foss Waterway and the Port of Tacoma, watching live music, and so much more!
Looking Ahead! Our annual fundraiser will be September 8th. We expect to have a few newly completed boats to show off by then. Stay tuned!
The TCBB Newsletter is an occasional mailing with news and information about events and happenings at Tacoma Community Boat Builders.