Tacoma Youth Marine Center makes it official today on the Foss Waterway, giant scissors and all. It celebrates its grand opening with tours, boat rides, a free barbecue and officials praising the innovation and perseverance of the people who made it real.
By Kathleen Merryman

The News Tribune

Tacoma Youth Marine Center makes it official today on the Foss Waterway, giant scissors and all. It celebrates its grand opening with tours, boat rides, a free barbecue and officials praising the innovation and perseverance of the people who made it real.

But the ribbon cutting is a formality. This spring, the center already is, as its motto says: “Helping youth touch the Sound.”