Hello, Hello!

If I haven’t yet met you, let me introduce myself. My day job is an RN at St. Michael in Silverdale. In my previous life, I had a long and rewarding career as a Veterinary Technician. I very much enjoy being a human nurse but often miss my 4-legged, furry patients.

My family arrived here in Indianola in 1974, courtesy of the U.S. Navy. Once my folks found this special beach town, they knew they had found their forever home. I coaxed my Seattle born and raised husband to move over here in 1987, “just try it for a year…” Well, we never left, and raised our two sons here, right across the street from Grandma and Grandpa!

Indianola is a wonderful community to raise children. They say it takes a village to raise kids and Indianola raises some pretty fabulous young people!!

IBIC has been part of my life since I was a child. Stunt Night, up on stage with a troupe singing “swim little fishes, swim if you can, and we

swam and we swam all over the dam” with Mrs. Pickrell orchestrating from below. My father was greatly involved with IBIC over the years and instilled upon me to volunteer time and efforts. So from raking, painting, trimming, planning dances, then cleaning up after dances, here I am writing my first “President’s Page”. I’m sure Dad is smiling down knowing that Indianola is still in the capable hands of the many volunteers who keep this small beach town the special place it has always been.

Indianola is a unique, eclectic community made up of individuals whose backgrounds and interests vary. Some have deep roots here while others are newly transplanted. But we all have one thing in common – we’ve all chosen this small piece of Heaven on Earth to call home.

So, to all of you I’ve known for years, and the many more I hope to meet, Hello, Hello!

Karen Jacobsen Kinnaird