Final Harvest Festival report: Junction Association’s ‘big thank you’

October 29, 2012 at 5:33 pm | In West Seattle festivals, West Seattle news | 11 Comments

(13-month-old Nathan Boggs, photographed on Sunday by Nick Adams for WSB)
In our two reports here on WSB – “as it happened” coverage and post-event photo gallery – plus Facebook and Twitter updates, we showed you how successful the first-ever Junction Harvest Festival was, in many ways. The West Seattle Junction Association agrees it was spectacular, writes director Susan Melrose, in a note to say “thanks”:

The Junction Association was thrilled and amazed by the success of the Harvest Festival. What a day filled with smiles, friends, and fun. Our community embraced this event and each aspect flourished. I LOVED the parade led by the WSHS Marching Band! The best part is that this event made so many in our community happy and gave folks yet another reason to get together. When the Junction Association’s board decided to expand this event, the #1 goal was to give the neighborhood something great. I’m glad that we succeeded.

Big thank you to the Neighborhood Farmers Market Alliance for bringing the Harvest, community groups for bringing truly awesome activities, our volunteers for helping make it happen, and the businesses in The Junction who have made all this possible. Thanks to all who came and brought their energy, smiles and laughter.

Cheers to the First Annual Harvest Festival!

Susan Melrose
Junction Association Director

11 Comments

  1. Fantastic!! After the success of the first annual I can only imagine what the turn out will be like next year! I think a zombie walk/crawl would be a fun addition.

    Comment by shed22 — 6:32 pm October 29, 2012 #

  2. IF EVER A COSTUME FIT A CHILD….THIS IS IT

    Comment by wsdad — 8:03 pm October 29, 2012 #

  3. I know there were business owners that felt the street closure was going to hurt them. Any idea if they faired ok?
    We had a blast.

    Comment by NWmama — 9:11 pm October 29, 2012 #

  4. Cute little monkey.

    Comment by BLB — 9:51 pm October 29, 2012 #

  5. NWM – you’d have to ask them directly (and of course everyone is welcome to comment here). I was in Hotwire this afternoon and they had a big day, the barista told me – even though they’re all the way up there on the north edge of The Junction. It’s hard to imagine that 5,000 people in the lunch hours didn’t at least translate to good news for food/drink businesses.

    Comment by WSB — 9:58 pm October 29, 2012 #

  6. I was at Hotwire for most of the afternoon handing out candy and I can attest to how busy they were.

    Comment by Celeste17 — 10:46 pm October 29, 2012 #

  7. We waited 30 minutes for a table at Elliott Bay Brewpub for lunch, so they were doing well.

    Comment by J — 10:57 pm October 29, 2012 #

  8. I agree with wsdad – that costume couldn’t be more perfect! What a darling little monkey.

    Comment by sun*e — 8:59 am October 30, 2012 #

  9. Adorable Monkey !
    We had so much fun giving out candy at Keller Williams. Perfect weather, great costumes and lots of candy. It was such a good idea to create a festival atmosphere and a safe place for all to gather in the community. Well Done ! WS Junction Association.

    Comment by AnneBurke — 3:21 pm October 30, 2012 #

  10. Thank you for another reason to love West Seattle. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and will be add to our childrens’ memories.

    Comment by SB — 8:47 pm October 30, 2012 #

  11. We enjoyed the Harvest Halloween in the junction! We’ll look forward to next year!

    Comment by WS concerned parent — 10:21 pm October 30, 2012 #

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