(Photos by Donna Ryan of City Mouse Studio)
How about some heartwarming news on a chilly, damp night? WestSide Baby‘s executive director Nancy Woodland says their Friday night cocktail benefit was a high-flying success:
Last night WestSide Baby raised $75,000 when 300 guests gathered for our “Shake, Rattle, and Fly” 3rd annual cocktail benefit at Emerald City Trapeze Arts in SODO.
(Nancy with emcee Ian Lindsay)
The evening included a trapeze show that started with a surprise amateur trapeze trick by WestSide Baby Board member Phyllis Nomura, before the professional artists took over with amazing aerial feats. West Seattle’s Feedback Lounge held a cocktail battle with West 5 with a St. Basil versus Mai Tai showdown. Local band Not Dead Yet added awesome music for a crowd ready to celebrate after the auction and raise-the-paddle giving generated funds to support WestSide Baby’s effort to expand delivery of essential children’s items throughout greater Seattle. We are so grateful for the generosity of those who attended to support local children in need.