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ALDERTON SCHOOL
100TH BIRTHDAY PARTY

2015 CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, JUNE 20, 2015
 Alderton/McMillin Annual School Reunion
McMillin Grange (old
McMillin School)

This is the reunion that you do not want to miss.  We are celebrating the Alderton School building's 100th year.  The school that still stands today was built in 1915 and your 2015 Alderton/McMillin class reunion will be hosting the Centennial Celebration.  A number of special things are planned.  School day activities will be relived and classmates will be able to experience photo ops in front of the Alderton School (school front replica).   You will have fun browsing historical displays, student picture displays, and classmate memory displays.  Centennial eatable treats and more will make this day a memorable experience.

Remember to tell your classmates to come.  Relatives and friends are always welcome and this year we are inviting relatives of deceased Alderton students, so that they might learn about their family member's elementary school experience. 

What is the future of the Alderton School?  The school is currently owned by the Spooner Farm's.  We hope to have some discussion on what plans they may have for it.  Will there be another 100 years left in her?

There is another reason not to miss the next reunion.  We will be saying farewell to the current reunion leadership that has provided the current style of reunions for the past thirteen years.  Our President and reunion committee Chair are stepping down.  Future reunion formats will be up to their replacements.  Say goodbye to the past and welcome in a new generation of reunion leaders (maybe that should be you).  Election of new officers will be held at the business meeting.

Please join us for a fun afternoon in the old McMillin School on the Orting Hwy.  See more details on the Registration Form.

2015 REUNION REGISTRATION FORM
Please include following survey form with your registration
2015 REUNION SURVEY FORM

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2015 Pierce County Farm Forum
Pioneer Park Pavilion, Puyallup
February 27, 2015

PVPG founder Maxine Herbert-Hill took the day to attend the Second Annual Pierce County Farm Forum in Puyallup in February and was very pleased with the program and the content.  To continue reading of her day's experiences and forum discussions select the link below. 

"One topic they did not address was harvesting, but the focus was on potential avenues for selling farm products and how to access them, what those markets need and how to present your products to those various retailers or wholesalers.  The event was well organized with good resources in personnel, presenters and materials.

The hall was lined with exhibits and information with knowledgeable representatives.  The doors were open early enough......"

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TEHALEH UPDATE

REQUEST MADE TO AMEND
LAND USE PERMIT
 FOR PHASE 2 OF DEVELOPMENT

Newland Communities has requested that Pierce County consider a major amendment to their Tehaleh land use permit for Phase Two of the development.  A major amendment includes significant changes to the original permit and are subject to the same procedures as the original application.  The most significant change is to increase the number of single unit housing units by 3000, some of which will be designated for senior living.

The County has the authority to decide whether an Supplementary Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) is required.  The County held an open house on September 30, 2014 and opened a Public Comment 30 day public comment period that will end on October 10, 2014.  If you missed this deadline, we will try to inform you of your next opportunity for review and comment.

Valley communities will be impacted by increased traffic issues amplified by the implementation of the Phase 2 "Highway to the Valley."

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PIERCE COUNTY COMMITS TO SAVING FARMING

County Purchases Development Rights

As reported by Steve Maynard in an article in the Tacoma News Tribune on May 13, 2014, Pierce County has secured the funding to preserving 154 acres of rich valley farmland located in the Alderton-McMillin area of the Puyallup Valley. This was accomplished by purchasing the land development rights from the owners of the land, Dave and Ivan Matlock.  As reported on this website, years earlier, the Matlocks had applied to subdivide the land for development, but have had a change of heart and hope that young farming enthusiasts will be attracted to the opportunity to own a portion of the best farmland in the U.S.

We want to offer our appreciation to Pat McCarthy, County Executive for the action taken by the County to preserve farmland.  McCarthy was quoted in the article saying; "Protecting this property is good for farmers, fish and Pierce County's rural character."  That mirrors how we have felt since the beginning and it shows a change of direction for Pierce County government.  Action does speak louder than words and we commend the action taken by the County to preserve the Puyallup Valley's rural character.

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