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NOT Your Grandma's Bingo!

What a night!! What a FUN sold out crowd for our first Not Your Grandma's Rainbow Bingo fundraiser!!! Thanks especially to our one and only bingo queen, Sylvia O'Stayformore and her assistant Aunt Betty. Also thanks to Arturo's Mexican Restaurant in Des Moines for the taco bar meals, Burger King Des Moines for the ice, Des Moines Farmers Market for the red and white wine, ABC Grocery for the sodas and water and Jobs Daughters Moms for the Rainbow tequila jello shots! The funds raised from this event support the senior center and the Legacy Foundation's No Kid Left Inside Playground Challenge.

NEXT RAINBOW BINGO- Friday, October 5th, 6-9pm. Email or call us at 206-870-6584 to be placed on the Bingo Blast email list to be notified when tickets for Rodeo Roundup Rainbow Bingo go on sale in August. We will sell out FAST!!!!

Des Moines Legacy Foundation Annual LEGACY Award
The Des Moines Legacy Foundation board of directors is now accepting applications for their 2018 LEGACY Award winner. to receive the foundation's inaugural LEGACY Award. The award is in the form of a glass flame, signifying the positive force of an outstanding community volunteer in changing the needs of our community through selfless leadership through parks, recreation and senior services.

Inaugural award winner for 2017 was Laura Hartema. Laura has been the director of Friends of Des Moines Creek for nearly two decades. Her focus has been on protecting the stream buffer, removing invasives and replanting with native plants to reduce erosion, protect trees from English ivy, and improve fish and wildlife habitat.

Nomination forms are available Here and from the Parks Recreation and Senior Services offices at the Field House. Nominations are due April 1, 2018. For more information or further details please call Des Moines Legacy Foundation member Sue Padden, 206-878-1642 or email her at

Nomination Form

Des Moines Walking Fun - The Walking Sunday!
Join Gary McNeil, Des Moines Legacy Foundation director, for monthly Sunday walks starting in May. Dates are the 3rd third Sunday of the month. Walkers meet at the base of the Des Moines marina fishing pier. Walks vary in length and difficulty around the Des Moines community and will not exceed 4 miles. All walks are the 3rd Sunday of the month at 11:00 am. Walks are rain or shine. Dogs welcome.

The location and routes of the walks are subject to change, so updated information can be obtained from by searching for Des Moines Waterland Walking Group, or by contacting me at 206-390-3184 and

04/15/18 11:00 am - Meet at Redondo pier on Redondo Beach Drive. We will walk along the boardwalk and up the hill into the neighborhood.

05/20/18 11:00 am - Meet at Des Moines Marina by the fishing pier and bathrooms in the northwest corner of the parking lot. Parking fees are required to park at the marina, available at the gate. We will walk the 2 1/4 mile Des Moines Creek Trail, then return to the marina for a total of about 4 ½ miles.

06/17/18 11:00 am - Meet at Saltwater State Park (25205 8th Pl S in Des Moines), in the upper parking lot next to the gate. A daily state park pass or an annual Discover Pass is required to park. We will walk up to Sonju Gardens and learn about the community gardens, then return to Saltwater Park.


Former NBA Player and South Sound Standout Brian Scalabrine and Village Concepts are Bringing The Adriana to Des Moines This Fall

Recently , construction broke ground on The Adriana, the newest in the Village Concepts series of community-focused retirement and assisted living communities. The $23 million project is scheduled to break ground this September in Des Moines, Washington.

The Adriana will be co-owned by Brian Scalabrine, a former NBA Boston Celtics player, Highline College student and elder care advocate. The project is named after his two daughters, Elliana and Adria. Scalabrine and Village Concepts share a common mission; to provide outstanding housing for seniors where they can feel comfortable, valued, and safe. At Village Concepts, a family business, this philosophy has been passed down to Chief Executive Officer Stuart Brown, the third in a line of strong advocates for the elderly and those in need of assisted living facilities.

Last week, Village Concepts donated $32,000 to the Des Moines Legacy Foundation for the Des Moines/Normandy Park senior center's programs and services.

"We're honored to become a part of the fabric of the growing Des Moines community," said Stuart Brown, Village Concepts CEO. "We're excited to offer the Adriana as the premier community retirement location in the Des Moines area."

The opening of The Adriana will help fulfill the need for affordable housing for seniors and contribute to the revitalization goals of Des Moines' marina district. Residents of the new assisted living facility will be able to stroll through the nearby Saltwater State Park, visit the public library or take classes at Highline Community College. The Adriana will feature 119 units spanning across five stories and is slated to open fall of 2016.

Community Supports Seniors and Youth at 16th Annual Bayside Brunch
Bayside Brunch, the biggest fundraiser the Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosts for senior and youth programs, it was a SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL with costumes galore and plenty of action for great Not Ready for Prime Time raffles, Roseann Roseanna Danna's restaurants and Steve Martin Mystery Bags! All past Make A Difference paddle raises were topped this year with a whopping $15,475 raised for recreation scholarships for low income youth. Senior programs and services benefited with approximately $12,000 raised.

As always, Anthony's HomePort, our major sponsor and partner, provided their outstanding executive chef brunch, complimentary champagne, volunteer wait staff and equipment/materials support.

We thank the following "That's the Ticket!" 2015 Bayside Brunch sponsors:

Budd Gould and Anthony's Restaurants

Snure Law Office, PSC

Marks and Marks, C.P. A.'s

Normandy Park Senior Living
EdwardJones- Doug Myers
Panattoni Development
Stafford Healthcare- Des Moines
Wesley Homes- Des Moines, LLC

Comfort Keepers
Margaret Leaf
PAC Stainless, Ltd
Sharpline Financial
State Farm Insurance-Char Schulz
Sue Padden and Noel Morgan

Vegas Lights Casino Night 2015
Once again the Des Moines Legacy Foundation has put the FUN in fundraising.

The thump of rolling dice and periodic shouts of "21" echoed throughout the Des Moines Field House as partygoers enjoyed games of chance at the 2015 Casino Night.

The games were followed by both silent and live auctions for the more serious purpose of raising scholarship funds for needy kids to participate in the activities and programs of our Des Moines Parks, Recreation and Senior Services department.

There was some serious eating, too, thanks to the fabulous heavy hors d'oeuvres from Lavish Roots and luscious desserts from the Dessert Dash.

Event coordinator Yvonne Nutting and the crew of volunteers for the event say "thanks" to all the generous people who came together to display their commitment to helping kids.

For those who were unable to attend but still want to help the kids can donate at the foundation by clicking the Donate button at the top of the website.

And don't miss our next great FUNdraiser! Save the date for our 16th annual Bayside Brunch coming on November 1st.

The 50/50 Raffle Winner was Rick Scott! He graciously donated all of his winnings back to the Foundation!

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BECAUSE of YOU Bayside Brunch 2014 a RUBY RED AFFAIR
A restaurant full of red outfits on Sunday morning, November 2 was all about CARING. The Des Moines Legacy Foundation hosted their 15th annual fundraiser for Des Moines Senior Center and recreation scholarships for Des Moines low income youth. The theme: Because of YOU was the focus; with the foundation board thanking the many sponsors and guests who have supported this important event since 1999. Along with the delicious executive chef brunch buffet and the complimentary champagne, the crowd of guests enjoyed their chance to win BIG at the Ruby Raffle of 15 items or the Hands or Heart Raffle.

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Legacy Works Awards were giving to the following long time sponsors:

Snure Law Office, PSC- 15 years
Budd Gould and Anthonys Restaurants- 15 years
Marks and Marks C.P. A's- 14 years
Hunting, Fisher, and Co., P.S., C.P.A's- 11 years
Edward Jones- Doug Myers- 11 years
Wesley Homes- 10 years
State Farm Insurance/Char Schulz- 8 years.

Legacy Works Awards were also presented to long time guests, committee members and volunteers:

Norma Somers-14 years
Vicky and Jim Polhamus-14 years
Chris and Steve Odachowski-14 years
Dave Kaplan-12 years
Nancy Warren and T.M. Sell- 12 years
Mary Jo Rulffes- 13 years auction procurement
Georgie Nupen- Most VIP tables
Carmen Scott- 15 years of Inspiration
Michelle Fawcett- 13 years of volunteering at the event

More information will be provided soon on the proceeds net from this annual event.

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