Mayor to help celebrate Hi-Yu

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!

13 Replies to "Mayor to help celebrate Hi-Yu"

  • Jan June 27, 2007 (10:33 pm)

    oh, joy…

  • flipjack June 28, 2007 (7:40 am)

    It’s a good opportunity to make it look like he’s working for the public. They must be serving pork chops.

  • capo June 28, 2007 (8:23 am)

    Feed ‘im to the Pirates. Arrgh.

  • eric June 28, 2007 (8:45 am)

    Wonder if he’ll be driving a fossil fuel burning vehicle or maybe just walking the route? My money’s on the gas hog… do as I say, not as I do, ya know?

  • Jiggers June 28, 2007 (12:38 pm)

    I wonder if his son will be around to show us the good points of cheating casino’s…

  • dq June 28, 2007 (3:02 pm)

    is this his way of saying sorry to those of us in West Seattle without power for 7 days of whom he ignored?

  • Gina June 28, 2007 (6:31 pm)

    Notice he isn’t going to be in the HiYu parade. Does anyone still own an intact historical “What’s up West Seattle” tee-shirt from The Panther Tree?

  • Jan June 28, 2007 (6:36 pm)

    oh, Gina, never fear…I bet he shows up for that, too…

  • Jo June 29, 2007 (12:13 pm)

    If you don’t like someone’s politics, why resort to smarmy, personal attacks? I have never been able to figure that out. Can you enlighten me, flipjack, capo, eric, Jiggers, etc?

  • Jan June 30, 2007 (9:26 pm)

    hey…I guess I feel this way…I voted for him (who knew then?), so I can make any comment I want about him when he displeases me – if you didn’t vote you need to mind your own business, because you have no right to complain. Hizzoner has displeased a lot of people in West Seattle…however, I will namer namecall…

  • Jan July 1, 2007 (12:12 am)

    hmmmm…that was supposed to say….I will never namecall…dyslexic fingers?

  • Jo July 1, 2007 (9:31 am)

    Jan. I do vote. Always. I don’t like Nickels’ politics. I just wondered why people have to resort to personal name-calling when they maybe ought to be commenting on how they don’t like his politics. One doesn’t have anything to do with the other. That’s how I see it, anyway.

  • Jan July 1, 2007 (11:12 am)

    Jo…my apologies. I wasn’t referring to you in particular when I said that. It was a more “in general” reference to those who might say things about politicians, and Hizzoner in particular. I don’t really see any “name calling” in the above comments. I see poeple unhappy with the way he has done things, so they are complaining about him in general. I agree, bringing his son into the mix has nothing to do with him. As our children grow, we realize that they go in the direction they want, and it’s sometimes not what we want. Greg Nickels is the same…and I’m sure he’s chagrined that his son too that turn in his life, but he will still abide by him.

    Unfortunately, we sometimes can’t separate the politician from the human being, and that is reflected in the comments.

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