Community Street Fair begins at White Center’s Holy Family

September 11th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on Community Street Fair begins at White Center’s Holy Family

Food, entertainment — live bands and dance performances! — and shopping are under way outside Holy Family Church and School at Roxbury/20th, for the annual Community Street Fair.

It began officially at 9 am but really got rolling with a blessing around 10:30 am, with Holy Family’s Father Horacio Yanez:

Then, Rudy Alvarado – who was on a first-response team that rushed to New York nine years ago – led a moment of silence in memory of 9/11 victims. You can drop by till 6 tonight, again 9-4 tomorrow.

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Holy Family School second-graders get props from cops

September 10th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holy Family, Schools, White Center news Comments Off on Holy Family School second-graders get props from cops

What could have been a frightening morning at Holy Family School turned into a story about smart second-graders who knew just what to do when they saw something dangerous-looking. Here’s the tale.

Also note – tomorrow and Sunday are the days for the big Community Street Fair at Holy Family, with new features this year including salsa and chili contests!

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Holy Family street fair set for September 11-12

August 8th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on Holy Family street fair set for September 11-12

Just out – the flyer for next month’s big event at Holy Family. Hopefully we’ll get better weather!

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White Center memorial service Monday for fallen sailor

August 6th, 2010 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on White Center memorial service Monday for fallen sailor

Crossposted from partner site West Seattle Blog, since the memorial service is in White Center – this is an announcement from the family of West Seattle sailor Jarod Newlove, killed last week in Afghanistan:

Petty Officer 2nd Class Jarod Newlove’s memorial service will be held on Monday, August 9, 2010, 11:00 am at Holy Family Catholic Church, 9622 20th Avenue SW [map]. Following the memorial service there will be a procession to Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 SE 240th Street, Covington [map], where committal service with full military honors will be given at 2:00 pm. There will be a reception directly after the committal service at Kent Civic Center, 10120 SE 260th Street, Kent [map], to honor and remember Jarod and all the joy he brought to our lives. All events are open to the public; please join his family and friends to honor PO2 Jarod Newlove.

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Reminder: Blood drive Saturday at Holy Family

December 25th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, How to Help, White Center news Comments Off on Reminder: Blood drive Saturday at Holy Family

10 am-4 pm, Puget Sound Blood Center will have a mobile blood drive at Holy Family‘s Tice Hall (just don’t drop by noon-1 pm, it’ll be closed for a break) tomorrow (Saturday 12/26). Blood supplies tend to run low during the holidays – so the “gift of life” matters now more than ever.

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Give a gift right AFTER Christmas: White Center blood drive

December 22nd, 2009 Tracy Posted in Health, Holy Family, How to Help, White Center news 1 Comment »

From the Puget Sound Blood Center:

With a decrease in donations and an increase in accidents, we could use help maintaining a stable blood supply over the holidays.

As we exchange gifts during the holidays, please remember that you have the most precious gift inside you to give.

Please give others a chance at a better life:

– Saturday December 26th
* Holy Family Parish- Tice Hall 9516 20th Ave SW 98106
* 10:00AM- 4:00PM (closed 12-1pm)

The Puget Sound Blood Center is a non-profit, community and volunteer based organization. For more than 60 years, the PSBC has been improving the quality of life for sick patients in the Puget Sound area. This is all thanks to the generous donors who are saving lives in Western Washington every day. Your volunteered blood is distributed to 70 local hospitals and clinics in the Puget Sound area. For more information, please contact 1-800-DONATE-1.

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White Center Holidays: Trees on sale at Holy Family, too

December 1st, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holidays, Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on White Center Holidays: Trees on sale at Holy Family, too

Just got word from Holy Family Parish School that they’re also selling trees and wreaths – you’ll find them at the church parking lot. Proceeds go to the school. Trees run from $20 to $69.

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Knights of Columbus invite you to dinner Saturday night

September 25th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on Knights of Columbus invite you to dinner Saturday night

Knights of Columbus Council 8437 is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner at Holy Family School (9615 20th Ave SW) on Saturday night. Seating for dinner will start at 4:30 pm and continue until 7:00 pm. In addition to dinner, there will be a raffle for prizes. The cost for dinner is $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12. Tickets can be purchased by calling Ross Youngs (206) 932-8771; they can also be purchased at the door.

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Holy Family’s “El Carnaval,” day 1

August 29th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holy Family, White Center news Comments Off on Holy Family’s “El Carnaval,” day 1

We dropped by within the past hour – didn’t take into account the fact that things would be slow because of 5 pm Mass! Booths, food, bouncy toys, scheduled to be in action till 10 pm tonight, resuming 10 am tomorrow, along 20th SW south of Roxbury. Music too – Paulina Alvarado was singing during our visit:

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2 reminders for today

August 29th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, South Park, White Center news Comments Off on 2 reminders for today

*South Park Bridge is scheduled to be closed 7 am-7 pm.

*Holy Family School‘s “El Carnaval” Street Fair is scheduled for today and tomorrow, 10 am start both days.

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Holy Family mourns former vicar Father Ramon Velasco

August 28th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, People, White Center news 1 Comment »

Went to the Holy Family website to doublecheck on this weekend’s El Carnaval street fair – and discovered this announcement:

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Fr. Ramon Velasco, who many will remember was our parish’s parochial vicar until last year. Fr. Ramon passed away earlier this week, and leaves behind many friends and family members one of whom is a member of the parish, Rosa Velasco. His funeral Mass is scheduled for this Friday at Holy Family before his body is returned to the Philippines.

Unfortunately, we discovered this just as all of the events concluded – a reception has just ended, following a Funeral Mass earlier today that was to be led by Archbishop Alex Brunett.

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Holy Family School invites you to a Street Fair later this month!

August 5th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Fun, Holy Family, Schools, White Center news 1 Comment »


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From Frank Cantwell, principal of Holy Family Parish School in White Center:

I would like to invite you to “El Carnaval” that we are holding on August 29 (10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) and August 30 (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) 2009. We are planning to close 20th Street from Roxbury for one block between the Parish and the School, and open this area to the entire community for an opportunity to meet our neighbors. We plan to have bands, a variety of food, and a beer garden. We will have our school open to everyone. We are also planning to have lots of fun and games for the children.

Holy Family Parish School has a rich history having served the White Center community for over 80 years. We are a very diverse community and we are welcoming everyone to come together to have a lot of fun.

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Fallen firefighters honored at White Center’s Holy Family School

January 5th, 2009 Tracy Posted in Holy Family, Video, White Center news Comments Off on Fallen firefighters honored at White Center’s Holy Family School

That’s White Center Now/West Seattle Blog video of the Seattle Fire Department Pipes and Drums Band and the Walter Kilgore Memorial Honor Guard tonight at Holy Family School (20th and Roxbury; map). They helped pay tribute to the four firefighters who lost their lives 14 years ago tonight in Seattle’s notorious Pang warehouse arson; the memorial was part of a benefit dinner will be held to raise money for scholarships to be awarded at HF by the Randy Terlicker Endowment Fund, named after a Holy Family alumnus who was one of those four lost heroes (the others: the Honor Guard’s namesake Lt. Kilgore, Lt. Greg Shoemaker, and firefighter James Brown).

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