Friday Afternoon Club: Remembering Loved Ones, Raising Money

Two events of note this weekend pertain to the South Kitsap area.

Etta’s Auction
The first is the annual auction for Etta Projects a nonprofit organization established in the memory of Etta Turner. The South Kitsap Rotary exchange student died in a bus accident in Bolivia. Etta cared deeply about the plight of impoverished women and children throughout the world, especially in Bolivia. Her inspiration was the catalyst of Etta Projects and the opening of two “comedors” in Montero, the town where she lived the last months of her life. Here children get nourishing meals and women learn skills to help them improve the lives of their families.
When: 6 p.m. Saturday
Where: Afifi Shrine Center, 815 Vassault, Tacoma
For more information, call (360) 876-7487 or e-mail

South Kitsap Relay for Life
South Kitsap kicks off a series of Relay for Life events in Kitsap and North Mason Counties at 6 p.m. Friday at South Kitsap High School. More than 50 teams will circle the track throughout the night and into the next day to raise money for the American Cancer Society. The event begins with an opening ceremony followed by a survivor lap. At 10 p.m. there will be a luminaria ceremony, where luminaries displaying people’s names are lit around the track as people walk in memory of those who have lost their lives to cancer. The event is scheduled to end at 2 p.m. Saturday.

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