Perhaps not surprising since WS is his backyard, of course, but still cool to hear the mayor will help commemorate West Seattle’s annexation centennial with a Hi-Yu appearance — click to read about it:
This is an e-mail received by a WSB reader and forwarded to us:
My name is Sharee Pierce and I work in Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels’ Office. I am writing to let you know about an ongoing project of ours.
Six of Seattle’s neighborhoods were annexed to the city 100 years ago. These include Ballard, Columbia City, Southeast Seattle, South Park, Ravenna, and the Mayor’s “home town” of West Seattle. The Mayor’s Office and the Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs is organizing events throughout the City to commemorate this important milestone.
On July 17, 2007, at 6:45 p.m., Mayor Nickels will open up the Hi-Yu Festival’s “Concert in the Park” at Hiawatha Park. During this time, the Mayor will also acknowledge and celebrate the unique history of West Seattle.
I invite you and members of your organization to join the Mayor and concert-goers in commemorating the 100th anniversary of the annexation of West Seattle and celebrating the heritage and cultural character of this remarkable neighborhood.
Please contact me if you have any questions and feel free to spread the word!