(WS Baby executive director Nancy Woodland and board member Amy Daly-Donovan)
Another night, another big party at The Hall at Fauntleroy! One night after The Taste of West Seattle, The Hall rocked Friday night with “Shake, Rattle, & Roll,” the cocktail-party benefit for WestSide Baby, held last year just hours after WS Baby’s big benefit tea, this year moved to a few months later. Another difference: While the tea moved to a big airport-area conference center, this bash was West Seattle through and through. West Seattle-residing radio star Marty Riemer emceed:
West Seattle band Not Dead Yet provided the music – including their signature “West Seattle Hey”:
We had to grab a separate pic of them once we heard their story, courtesy of Sherri Chun, a founding member of the “47th Ave Bookclub,” a moms’ group that gave birth to Not Dead Yet when the members’ husbands “learned they all have something in common – musical talent! … They write their own music, much of it about family, kids, and famous local landmarks.”
If you missed them at last night’s party, Not Dead Yet will be playing Seattle Summer Streets on Alki this Sunday. Back to the Friday night party – click ahead for more photos, and video!
Among the event’s sponsors, Wyatt’s Jewelers – whose Kirk Keppler, photographed with wife Joni, was celebrating his birthday! And what a great place to celebrate, given who was mixing the drinks:
That’s Matt Johnson, award-winning cocktail artist and co-proprietor of the Feedback Lounge. The fun also included a photo booth-type setup:
WestSide Baby executive director Nancy Woodland took a few minutes to speak about the people they help – and the people who make that possible:
(If you couldn’t watch the video – Nancy had big news – another major Kimberly-Clark donation on the way – 18 pallets of baby wipes!) More local businessfolk enjoying a break and supporting WestSide Baby – Kendra and Parrish Hammer from Budget Blinds in The Triangle, and Shannon and Jon Felix from Avalon Glassworks in Luna Park:
From Fauntleroy Chiropractic in The Triangle, Dr. Bryan Wiebe:
Next big event for WestSide Baby – the annual Stuff the Bus diaper drive, July 22nd! And you can help them any time … here’s how.
(Our standard disclosure, whenever we mention sponsors – of the businesses mentioned above, Wyatt’s Jewelers, Feedback Lounge, Budget Blinds, and Fauntleroy Chiropractic are all WSB sponsors as well as WestSide Baby supporters who happened to be on hand last night – as is, though not photographed, Ventana Construction)