This spring we are honoring the amazing people who make our community go ‘round. We’re talking about good neighbors, good deeds and just all-around awesome people who make our lives better by being who they are. They don’t do it for the recognition but deserve a big THANK YOU from all of us anyway.⁠

Here are just some of the stories we are sharing: 

The Tshirt Men Shop and Johnson Candy Company

When owners of The Tshirt Men Shop woke up to a broken window at their shopfront earlier this year, their neighbor Johnson Candy Company stepped up without hesitation to help pay for the repairs and support their neighbor in need. Join us in applauding these Hilltop neighbors and give them each a follow on social media.  ⁠

When your sweet tooth kicks in or you’re in need of some custom screen-printed shirts, be sure to turn first to our local businesses like these two! 

Tiny Art Gallery 

Sarah Junk started a tiny art gallery at 22nd & N. Cedar streets in Tacoma. It’s always open and always free. Walk, cycle or drive by. ⁠She’s hosting artist Steve LaBerge’s felted space orbs this month. Be sure to follow @tinyartgalleryoncedar on Instagram to see what’s coming to the gallery next. 

⁠Bonney Lake Food Bank

Stacey Crnich led the Bonney Lake Food Bank from the brink of closure to a thriving resource. The food bank now serves people from a bright grocery-market setting, complete with a delivery van and cloud technology. The food bank also recently agreed to merge with the Sumner Food Bank so they can serve a larger population together.

Stacey has gone above and beyond to make it a success. When an earlier storm knocked out power, she made a couple of calls and the National Guard provided generators. Her enthusiasm and resourcefulness keep families fed.

Who should we thank next? We want to help you honor them. ⁠

⭐ Neighborly deeds. ⁠

⭐ Clever new projects. ⁠

⭐ Supporting a community need. ⁠

⭐ Nothing is too small or too big. ⁠

Tell us their story using #ThankASouthSounder on social media or message us here


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