Annual Meeting & Soup Dinner

You are invited to attend:

Blanchard Community Club
Annual Meeting & Soup Dinner

6 pm: Free Soup Dinner (and dessert!)
6:45 pm: Annual Meeting

Make a New Year’s resolution to get more involved with the BCC!
Come and join the BCC community for our annual meeting.

Elect new board positions, renew memberships, share ideas and exciting plans for 2012! 

Membership forms are available on the link below. All are welcome.

The Board
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Community Club Halloween Party

Blanchard Community Club Annual Halloween Party!

Sunday, October 30th from 2:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Make sure you don’t miss this year’s party,  it promises to be fun filled family time. Recommended donation of $2 a kid.

Event will include:

  • Cake/treat walks

  • Arts and crafts

  • Take home your pumpkin

  • Games: fishing and pumpkin toss

  • Kids maze ·

And so much more If you would like to help run a booth, set up or clean up please let me know by emailing

Thank you!

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Blanchard Community Club 2011 Auction Agenda

Hello Community,

The annual Blanchard Community Club Auction is November 5, 2011.

If you have any items to donate please bring them on Friday, November 4th between 5 – 7 p.m. to the Blanchard Community Hall where they will be checked in. Please bring donations early because the process is lengthy of all the description, number assignments, and all that goes in to preparing this event. If you have anything to donate that you need to have picked up call Tom Wake at 766-4321.

We could use volunteers from the community to assist us with our various checklist needs:

  1. Review signup list of goods and services
  1. Ideas for more items.
  1. Silent auction
  1. Auction, number of items; 40-50
  1. Setup Days & Times: Friday, November 4th between 5-7 pm and Saturday, November 5th starting at 2:00 p.m.
  1. Auction help:
  • Auctioneer, Tom Pasma
  • Invoice records
  • Silent Auction records
  • Money collectors after the auction
  • Kitchen staff to report to Donna
  • Food Prep to report to Donna
  • Wine Sales report to Lynn
  • Cleanup

Anyone who would like to volunteer, donate or contribute please contact Tom Wake at 360-766-4321.

Thank you!


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Blanchard Auction Fest



Come and see what we have done to the hall with the money we have made on previous auctions



3606 LEGG Road





Cash or Check with ID accepted

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A Scrumptious Harvest Dinner

Last Thursday’s annual Harvest Dinner in the Blanchard Hall proved to be a wholesome–and packed!–gathering for the community.

The Hall exuded the lovely sounds of live piano, artfully played by the community’s own Ruthann and Steve.  Mouth-watering scents of smoked salmon–cooked fresh right out back by George, procured by Mary and filleted by Chris–coupled with fresh breads, crisp salads and delicious beets & potatoes drew quite a crowd!  The salmon was awesome, but I don’t think any dish could have topped the fresh-made donuts, baked at 4 o’clock that morning by Dona Hargrave just for the Harvest Dinner.

The Hall brimmed with community members and at one point we nearly ran out of plates!  A happy dilemma, as the dish crew got right to work.

The raffle offered fresh Breadfarm Breads, and the first winning ticket took home an enormous Harvest Basket, stocked with scrumptious local fixings.

As a newcomer to the community, I was greeted warmly by so many people.  Easy conversation, genuine smiles, and great food: what more could a girl ask for?  It struck me deeply–the  value of this place and the people who create it by living here.  There is an authenticity at Blanchard seldom found elsewhere, a real-ness that is difficult to put into words but fully palpable when any number of community members get together.  In a fast-paced, electronic world, these qualities are truly something to be cherished!

When Peggy Bridgman spoke regarding the Coal Trains and the proposed Cherry Point Terminal, the juxtaposition of the happy Harvest Dinner with what the potential terminal development implies really hit home.  It solidified for me that what Blanchard has to offer is something that should be protected.  And, having met many of you for the first time at the Harvest Dinner, I am confident that it will be.

Happy Autumn to all, and thank you for being a part of the community.

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Cooking with Jill!

September 29th, 2011
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

We are traveling down the Middle Eastern road with a Lebanese Flare.

We will dine on a traditional Kibbeh with caramelized onions.

Feast on a chickpea and spinach salad…

and sip on some carrot soup.

Dessert is a tasty gooey delight.
Come join us for some Middle Eastern fun at the Blanchard community club.

$8 for BCC members
$10 Co-Op members
$20 for public

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Harvest Dinner

Greetings Blanchard Community!

Fall is on its way, the harvest has begun and it’s time to celebrate!

Join us for our BBQ Salmon Harvest Dinner at the Blanchard Community Center, Thursday September 22nd, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.

We will gather for festivities including a raffle for a beautiful Harvest Bounty Basket, a feast of BBQ salmon, herb roasted potatoes, wine, homemade desserts and more! and of course good company.

Bring the family for an evening of fun with the community.

Suggested donation is $12.50 for adults, $5 for children.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!

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Sunday Brunch Fundraiser

August 21, Sunday

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Adults $10.00
Ages 6-11 $5.00
5 & under free!

Live music! We welcome food & beverage donations, and are hoping for local eggs, cheese, yogurt – any dairy really, produce, herbs, fruit… anything local 🙂

We will place an ice chest under the hall bulletin board for donations prior to August 20. Desserts and baked goods would be very welcome that morning.

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Thank you community!

Thank you to all who came out to listen to the forum about the proposed Gateway Terminal at Cherry Point for additional coal transit. There was approximately 60 participants and we had a lively discussion. We thank everyone who brought their questions, information and observations. We appreciate your interest and will continue to bring you more forums in the future!


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A Few Of Jill’s Favorite Things To Cook

A few on my favorite things…

By Jill

Oh me oh my, this is a toughie!  It would be easier to pick the things I don’t like…but then we would just be eating a big bowl of Okra.  So, this class will feature a few yummies I just adore.

We will feast on Fish tacos…

and sample a curry I love to prepare (mostly for the accessories…I mean garnish). Oh and no peanuts in the curry so Joyce can come! We will finish the meal with a raw cookie you will run home and make.  Hope to see you!! Oh and I have a surprise!

Thursday 21st of July

6:30 PM

$8 BCC members

$10 CO-OP Members

$20 Public

Please RSVP to save your spot. Use our Contact Page or email

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