We are thrilled to announce our 2017 4th on the Point Fireworks naming parter - Sunrise Financial Services of Burien.
Sunrise Financial Services is a small, local financial firm in the Seahurst Burien area. They are dedicated to educating clients and working with them to develop the best strategies for their future financial goals and retirement. They build long-term relationships, which allows us the opportunity to best serve our clients. They believe the better they know their clients, the better they can serve them.
Janice, the owner and advisor is a Burien native, and still resides in Burien with her husband Mike and her 2 daughters Sylvi (2 years old) and Vale (1 years old) . Janice is an active force in local community service, she particularly enjoys supporting and participating in the Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society activities, and Burien festivities like the Brat Trot . When she is not working, you will find her traveling with her family, golfing, and having family days at home.
Please everyone help give a warm thanks. We could not pull this off without their support and the other sponsors of the event.
Three Tree Point Fund Donor Party
Hosted by the Petersons and Brintons, 6:00pm at 3750 SW 171st
6:30pm - Jazz On the Point
Presented by the Dive Bar, South Beach Amphitheater, 3568 SW 172nd
9:00am - Community Breakfast
Hosted by Caroline and Alan Ellison, 3705 SW 171st
9:00am - Book Swap
Hosted by Carol and Mike’s Home, 3324 SW 172nd
1:30pm - Flag Raising
Hosted by Darcy and Ken Peterson, 3750 SW 171st
2:15pm - The Anne Feiertag Children’s Parade
Processional from the Flag Raising down 172nd
2:50pm - Carnival and Treasure Hunt
Hosted by Ronda and Greg Dill
3:00pm - Red, White and Blue Corn Hole Tournament
Hosted by the Murrey Family, 3524 SW 172nd
4:00pm - Kayak & Paddleboard Parade
South Public Beach
4:30pm - Dive Barge Happy Hour
Hosted by Liz and Clark Mounsey and Alex Almas
6:30pm - 3TP Blues Band
South Beach Amphitheater, 3568 SW 172nd
10:00pm – The 4th on the Point Fireworks Presented by Sunrise Financial
Printed copies of schedule available at the Dive Bar Sandwich board.
Thank you all who have already donated. For those yet to donate, please consider doing it early so we don't get into a position like last year where we were hustling even past the 4th of July.
Many of you have already received the flyer inviting you to the Donor Party on June 24th. For those who have not seen it yet, here we are.
3TP Mail Service
Well people, another one in the books. The weather held off, the fireworks were great as always. Seems like everything went to plan....... except for the funding :-(
So we are still short ~$2,000..... and this is not to build up a slush, this is actually ~$2,000 to get everything paid off. We actually increased the number of donors this year which was awesome. We sold some gear up until the event and then the day of the event. But here is why we are short:
So that is the story - we have 9 days to bridge this gap. Beyond this gap we will build up our slush fund for next year by selling a bunch more gear and then when next spring comes around we will be in a position to put a marketing plan in place to get us funded earlier.
Thanks for all the support - with the fund and personally for my family. A special thanks to those who have already donated again since the donor party!
Cheers always and #chaselife
It's almost that time - get those BBQ's shined up, beer on ice and your place decorated in red, white and blue. It's just three more days!!!
So some general housekeeping and such.....
Over the past couple weeks I have had a number of conversations with the City of Burien about the event. The bulk of these discussions around the kids parade and street closure. Some rather significant concerns were raised that I wanted to communicate to everyone so everyone can help make this a happy and safe 4th.
As background, on the 4th the strip on 172nd is closed for local access only and emergency between 8:00am and 11:00pm. Then between 2:15pm and 2:40pm the street is completely shut down for our long-standing tradition, the kids parade (following the flag raising ceremony). The conditions for which we are issued the street closure permit are as follows:
Over the last couple years there have been some residents in the community who have complained about our street closure - I will say that I think it's warranted too. What folks have complained about is number 1 above - mainly objects being left in the street, like picnic benches, bikes, etc. Whether the complaints are warranted or not, whether things were lift in the street or not - it really doesn't matter......
We are officially under the microscope of the City of Burien and any future street closures on the 4th of July now depends on how this year goes.
This really wasn't a threat by the City - it was more of a heads up. They think what we have is really special but we just need to make sure we do our part and self patrol this thing.
So really when it comes down to it, a successful event and the 3TP community doing our part boils down to the following two things:
What the City of Burien allows us to do on the Point for the 4th should be viewed as a privilege. Of course they know it benefits the broader Burien, Seahurst and Normandy Park areas, but much of what we do is at best in the grey, as a matter of law.
Just a few stupid people can ruin it for everyone so please help us out so we can continue our incredible tradition. If you need help with someone or something, you will probably find me in front of my grey house with green door or near the Manola's cabana wearing cut off jean shorts and drinking a Rainier beer.
**** REMINDER: All fireworks are illegal in Burien ****
Tides: High: 12.1 at 2:50am, Low: -2.2 at 10:00am, High 11.3 at 5:24pm, 6.5 at 10:32pm
Jazz On The Point – High Wired NoNet will be performing at the South Beach Amphitheater 3568 SW 172nd. Enjoy from your home, South public beach or the water on the virtual log boom. Fixtures in Northwest jazz, HW N2 explore the piano duo format, featured at The Triple Door, Seamonster and Black Zia. Jacques Willis on percussion and Ryan Burns on keyboard will provide music and insightful commentary to start the weekend on a high note.
Tides: High: 11.7 at 4:28am, Low: -2.9 at 11:31am, High 12.3 at 6:56pm
Street Closure - SW 172nd will be closed to thru traffic, residents and guests will have local access.
Community Breakfast * NEW LOCATION * will be hosted by Caroline and Alan Ellison at 3705 SW 171st with savory food prepared by a medley of local chefs. Enjoy wonderful food with 450 of your friends and neighbors. A great breakfast is just a walk away; the perfect way to start the day. Donations appreciated.
Book Swap, exchange last year’s books for new reading material in front of Carol and Mike’s home at 3324 SW 172nd. The no-host exchange table will be open all day so stop by early and often. Books on Tape, CDs and Kindles welcome. Please bring family friendly "recreational reading" paperbacks or hard back books only - no textbooks, technical manuals, old magazines, etc. Books remaining following the exchange will be offered to area shelters.
Flag Raising will be hosted by Darcy and Ken Peterson in their yard at 3750 SW 171st (same location as last year). This is a time to reflect on the meaning of the day: community, tradition and liberty. Expect to meet new neighbors, get an update on activities, see awards presented and witness the crowning of the new King and Queen of the Point. Ashley Fosberg and Andy Kleitsch will have a thought-provoking and slightly disturbing musical adaptation to share.
Children’s Parade will queue up at the conclusion of the flag raising on SW 171st and move east down SW 172nd. Children of all ages will form a patriotic procession of decorated bikes, wagons and strollers. Expect to see the newly crowned royalty leading the procession surveying their kingdom and loyal subjects. Otter Pops at the conclusion of the parade route are traditional; don’t stop before you get to Sue and Willie Wintermute’s at 2856 SW 172nd.
Carnival games test the skill and ability of children with prizes awarded to winners. The games are free and take place at the carnival grounds of Ronda and Greg Dill at 3568 SW 172nd; win prizes before and after hunting treasure.
Treasure Hunt on the beach at 3568 SW 172nd - slightly buried treasure goes to children who have sharp eyes, quick hands. This free event will start shortly after the bulk of the parade participants arrive at the carnival grounds.
The First Annual 3TP Red, White and Blue Corn Hole (bean bag toss) Tournament will be hosted by Emma Murrey and family at 3524 SW 172nd. There will be two brackets; 1) Family Fun and 2) Open Division for those with experience. Sign-up in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – provide your name, cell phone number and bracket choice. Brackets will be posted Sunday evening in front of the Murrey home, prizes for 1st and 2nd in each division.
Kayak & Paddleboard Parade – With required safety equipment and good weather it’s time to hit the water! Enjoy the day on the wet side of the Point, launch and gather off the south public beach around 3:30-3:45, and line up with fellow paddlers, bring a horn or other noise maker and/or decorate your boat to add to the festivities.
Grand Opening of the Dive Bar’s latest expansion…..”The Dive Barge”! Join Liz, Clark, Alex and neighbors for a cold beverage at their floating picnic table, anchored off the South Beach. Free valet parking for your paddleboard, kayak or floatie. There will be a nominal charge for yachts.
Live Music with the 3TP Blues Band playing power dance sets that will keep your feet moving – headlining at the South Beach Amphitheater, 3568 SW 172nd. The struggle to overcome growing up on the outskirts of Normandy Park has left an indelible imprint on their music; without even a B lot between them why wouldn’t they be playing the blues….. Ryan Burns keyboards, Andy Kleitsch vocals, Todd Anderson drums, Joe DelGreco bass, Jack Johnston lead guitar, Kathy Anderson backup vocals, plus: Chris & Michelle sound, Linda, Ben and special guests.
Tug and Barge arrive off the Point and are positioned for a great show by Western Fireworks.
10:10pm+/-10 min Fireworks off the Point thanks to the generous donations of people like you and the 3TP Fireworks Committee: Erika Stober, David Stober and Alicia Olsen. Special thanks to the Tin Room & Tin Theater for being the longest running corporate sponsor.
*July 2nd & 4th 2016 Schedule is written and published by G. Dill who is solely responsible for its content. Rev. B