Women in traditional Korean dress receive flowers from the audience before singing on stage at the Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. The women were celebrating the Korean Women’s Association 40th Anniversary: Hand in Hand: A Voice for the Voiceless” for 40 years of service with a benefit luncheon featuring King 5 Television investigating reporter Jesse Jones as the keynote speaker at the event. KWA started in 1972 with ten Korean women with the singular goal of helping other women in their culture. It has grown to a large non-profit agency that strives to provide social and health services to the poor and most vulnerable. Since its founding in 1972, KWA has helped over 4 million low-income people with social and health services. Today, it helps nearly 150,000 people every year.( Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer)
Luke Wylie of Redmond takes a picture of a Lamborghini during the 10th annual Kirkland Concours d’Elegance at LeMay-America’s Car Museum on Sunday. Wylie says he loves to take pictures of Lamborghini because the lines are fantastic and the cars hold a special place in his heart. This is the first year the event, which benefits Seattle Children’s Hospital, has been held at the new museum. A 1933 Marmon V-16 convertible coupe, owned by Aaron Weiss of San Marino, Calif., took Best in Show.
Wilma Rosenow looks surprised as Daryl Ruff rides in a Harley-Davidson motorcycle in the community room at Narrows Glen Vintage Senior Living in Tacoma for her 105th birthday party on Wednesday, July 2, 2012. Ruff was at Rosenow’s 101th birthday party and gave her a ride on his motorcycle then. ( Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer)
Four weeks before her husband’s deployment, Danielle Leavitt enjoys a free facial by Anna Welch during Massage Envy’s second annual “Massage for the Military Day”, in Tacoma, July 23, 2012. In partnership with the USO Puget Sound Area, twenty one Massage Envy franchises planned to provide an estimated 1,000 free one-hour massage sessions for active-duty military and their spouses. Danielle Leavitt, who is expecting her third child in a week, said “It helps take our minds off the stress that the military deployments can bring. And it’s nice to feel appreciated.” Leavitt, who chose a facial over a massage, said her husband was at home in Yelm watching their two sons.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)
Virginia Erwin, 6, marches along in a line of rocks while enjoying the sunny weather at Wapato Lake Park in Tacoma on Monday, July 9, 2012. Sunny skies have finally arrived in the Puget Sound. Virginia was at the park for a friend’s birthday party and all the children were enjoying July’s wonderful weather.
(Above)Amber Wilcox, right, finds herself underpowered and retreats from the spray of Scott Campbell’s garden hose while Mike Gilbert, background, fills a water balloon, in Tacoma, Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2012. It wasn’t all fun and games on Sunday for Wilcox who said, “It’s good to enjoy sunshine before going to work.”
(Below)Five-year-old Ty Campbell’s plan to nail his friend Wilcox, 5, right, with a water balloon fails when he’s jokingly given an untied balloon by family friend Mike Gilbert, in Tacoma, Saturday afternoon, July 7, 2012.(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)
Lupe Caro soaks in some rays of sunshine while her clothes dry in her yard in Tacoma, Saturday afternoon, July 8, 2012. Caro said she takes full advantage of her clothesline “as often as possible.” She added “There’s not enough of this weather right now. It’s summer. We deserve it. I’m just taking it in.”(Janet Jensen/Staff photographer)