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2012 Fox Island Fair!
Fair Volunteers Needed
Fair Volunteers Needed
Fair Volunteers Needed
2nd Annual Raffle Room
Hey Kids! Get a booth at the Fair
2nd Annual Raffle Room
Events Calendar
Sponsor the Fox Island Fair!
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Contact the Board
Jan 2012 Calendar
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It’s Fair Time on Fox Island! The Annual FICRA Fair is August 2012FICRAlogo 11th at the Nichols Community Center. This fabulous yearly event brings Islanders from all ages together. 
FICRA is very excited to have 2 fantastic bands this year, an outstanding raffle room, tons of kids games and all the Fair food you know and love. And don’t forget to bring your flowers for the Floral Show! 
Thank you so very much to the volunteers who are working hard to make this event happen.  If you would like to Spare an Hour for the Fair, we have some fun jobs that we would love some help with. Contact us at and we’ll find the perfect spot for you! This is a great way for kids to get community service as well!
This email is full of Fair info, a short (but very important) FICRA survey, upcoming events + Much More! Thanks for taking the time to check it out. See you at the Fair!




The Fox Island Community and Recreation Association welcomes you to





SATURDAY, AUGUST 11TH, 2012 from 11:00-4:00




FICRA Survey for all Island Residents 

FICRA is Conducting a Survey of All Fox Island Residents. We wish to take the pulse of the community and get your opinions and suggestions on current and/or possible future FICRA activities and projects.
Thank you, in advance, for taking time to complete the survey. The FICRA Board, committees and members, will consider the completely confidential and anonymous results as they make choices on future projects, events and improvements. We value YOUR input. Please go to the following web link and complete the survey. It should take less than 10 minutes.   


August Gardening Tip of the Month
Many hands (even little ones) make short work of zucchini picking!


Wow – it’s harvest time on Fox Island! Where to start? Linda Dodds will help you figure out where to start, what to keep up with, and what to do next in your Island Garden.

Click on our blog to read this month’s Garden Tip





Meet New People, Donate Your Time & Talents and Give Back to Your Community 

Do you have an hour to spare for the Fair? FICRA is looking for some folks to help with set-up, the day of the event, and help with clean up after the Fair.  We LOVE our fun and free community events and they all happen because of dedicated volunteers. We’d love to have you join us!

Email the FICRA Board of Directors at and let us know if you have an Hour to Spare for the Fair!  




Brownies Take over the Old Schoolhouse!




Brownie Troop 40999 held an overnight at Fox Island’s Nichols Community Center this June. Fifteen girls, second and third graders, and three adult leaders camped in the Center.



On Sunday they cooked breakfast for their fathers for Father’s Day – pancakes and pigs-in-a-blanket cooked outside over an open fire!

Some of the girls were bridged to Juniors at a ceremony at FICRA’s Nature Center.

This Troop and Troop 41094 also helped stuff a gazillion eggs for FICRA’s Spring Easter Egg Hunt as a thank-you for FICRA allowing them the use of the NCC.


FICRA Welcomes Kids to Join in the Fun!
Carnival Booth Ideas


Kids! Choose a game, find a partner to help run your booth and practice your game in your backyard. Think about inexpensive prizes ahead of time and remember to price your game so that you can donate 5% of your profits back to our community center and still have some funds left over to spend at the fair or to put in your piggy bank. Here are some carnival game ideas: 

FICRA Fair 2011 Dahlias  

Cola Ring Toss 

Duck Pond

Hole in One

Lucky Key

Dinosaur Dig

Football Toss

Sticky Darts

Rocket Blast

Baseball Toss



Show off your talents

Photography Show

Art Display

Sell your woodworking, jewelry or crafts 



Do you need volunteer hours for your school, club, or organization? FICRA welcomes kids to volunteer at the community center too. We need young volunteers to help with the fair. Email us and find out more about volunteer opportunities right here on Fox Island!






2ND ANNUAL RAFFLE ROOM IS BACK! We are accepting donations for this popular fair event! 






The Raffle Room is back! We are accepting donations for this popular fair event! 2011 fair goers really enjoyed putting their raffle tickets into the paper bag on a specific item. The Raffle will take place at the end of the fair. Winners may pick up raffle items after the raffle on fair day or at a scheduled time the following day.


FICRA is looking for donations of raffle items to appeal to all ages; especially for kids and teens. Last year, the most tickets were sold for the framed art by a local artist, a large potted bamboo plant, and a painted chair. Vendors, this is a great way to advertise your items! Suggested raffle items are: fishing gear, sports equipment, tools, pet items, tickets to a local event, camping gear, plants, and any items to do with summer time fun.


Click here for DONOR FORMS!


There’s quite a lot going on this summer and into Fall at the Nichols Center and at FICRA sponsored events.  Click here to check out the calendar! 
* All-Island Garage Sale September 8th! Sign up at the Fair or by e-mailing
* Candidates’ Night: September date to follow
* Recess Monkey! Concert for Kids on October 13th! More info coming soon… kids will love this one! Check them out at
* Oktoberfest Members’ Potluck at the Old Schoolhouse October 19th
* Men’s Coffee Group: Come on inside, have a cup of coffee (or 4) and see what’s new in the world with the guys every Wednesday morning at 9:00 am at the Nichols Center. Free and open to all!

* Game Night: The last Friday of the month at the NCC. Come join in, everyone has a great time! 7:00 at the NCC.


* Mom and Me: Starting again this Fall! Bring your kiddos 4 and under for some social and learning time. Free and open to all!



The Fox Island Fair is Sponsored in part by the folks at PenLight – Could Your Company Help, too?

The Fox Island Fair welcomes sponsors for this great Island tradition.  You, too, can help keep this Island tradition going and support the FICRA Fair! If you are interested in being a sponsor, please email the FICRA Board of Directors at  


PenLightThank you to the Peninsula Light Company, a continued sponsor of the Fox Island Fair!



Crime Watch

Crime Watch


In Case of An Emergency, Call 911


To Report a Crime on the Island, call

Crime Watch at 549-7744

or Click HERE to submit a

 Crime Incident Alert 




Summertime is here and with it residents have been opening doors and windows to let in the fresh air. Just remember to shut and lock them when you leave. There have been an increase of burglaries on the Island and some have gained access to homes through open doors and windows.


Crime Watch is a very important part of the FICRA organization and helps to keep Fox Island the great safe place we love. We strive to keep Islanders updated on events of concern to residents. At this time please know that all Crime Watch alerts must be sent to the above link or they are not published online. Currently FICRA does not list events that are posted in the newspaper or through police reports. FICRA is working to include this information in the future. Additional information about crime in and around Fox Island is always discussed at the monthly meetings. Stan Westin does a great job in working closely with the Gig Harbor Police Department and Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.  A summary of his report is available in the meeting minutes on our Blog at Board Meeting Minutes Stan has initiated a process to improve communications between all parties and the reporting system so FICRA will have all current and reportable information.


Thank you to the hardworking Crime Watch committee and to all the Island Residents who help to keep this area safe!



How to contact FICRA and Board members


If you would like to reach the FICRA Board, please email or you may email them individually at:

President: Jim Braden

Vice President: Jeffery Goodwin

Secretary: Patty Metzger

Treasurer: Mimi Miller

Director: Tony Moore

Director: Hal Goodell

Past President: Lynne Goodwin