Fundraiser April 19 for Tacoma Waterfront Association

The public is invited to the Tacoma Waterfront Association’s (TWA’s) second annual fundraising reception April 19 from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Foss Waterway Seaport. Proceeds from the reception will support TWA programs to promote Tacoma’s waterfront. The reception includes a barbecue dinner, silent auction and raffle. Entertainment will be provided by illusionist Cary Durgin and a special appearance will be made by Captain George Vancouver.

Items that will be available at a silent auction include a hand-made garden Terrance bell, dinner for two at Tillicum Village, an electric boat ride of the Foss Waterway and dinner at Johnny’s Dock, and a ride on the WWII-era tug Comanche. Various raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the evening. In addition, the ships Adventuress, Odyssey and Comanche will be available for free dockside tours from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Tickets cost $50 per person and can be purchased online at or by mail (check made payable to TWA) to TWA, 705 Dock St., Tacoma, WA 98402. For more information, visit or call (253) 297-0510.

The Tacoma Waterfront Association is the only organization that exists to develop and promote the Foss Waterway and Commencement Bay as the premier visitor destination in the South Sound. More than 100 individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other groups belong to TWA. For more information, visit .