More scenes from Summer Fest Day 1, as Day 2 nears

That’s a better clip of the West Seattle High School cheerleaders we showed briefly earlier, rooting for the football team’s sandwich/salad booth — raising money for new uniforms (as previewed here last month). The WSHS booth is right across Alaska from Easy Street, just yards away from the official West Seattle Summer Fest Information Booth, partly shown in this photo featuring your editor here (not even remotely to be confused with a cheerleader) in the process of posting some of yesterday’s multiple updates:


Team WSB will be back in the Info Booth – center of the “Walk All Ways” intersection – with the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce, all day, 10 am till 7 pm-ish. (Thanks again to the many wonderful people who came by Friday to say hi.) Meantime, back to the more interesting attractions; WSHS is not the only school with a presence at Summer Fest. Pathfinder K-8 is presenting a kids’ craft area near the inflatables to the east of us on Alaska:

(The grownups shown in that video clip are Junction Association executive director Susan Melrose and Pathfinder K-8 principal David Dockendorf.) Free face-painting and cookies there, too! Nearby, Curious Kidstuff is offering a place with fun stuff for little ones to play with – MargL sent this photo of her two-year-old checking it out:


But Summer Fest is for all ages – look closely at the inscription on this guy’s shirt (thanks to Rasmus Rasmussen for the photo; check out his site at


Of course, we have to say a few words about the food. For one – there’s the semi-official food zone on Alaska west of California, where the aforementioned WSHS football players’ fundraising sandwich/salad booth holds down the east end – their coach, Davis Lura was spotted sampling the fare:


At the north end of Summer Fest (near the Twilight-presented Art Dive), Trisha from Red Cup Espresso showed off those “frozen donuts” we mentioned on Thursday night — and treated us to one (not really frozen by the time we brought it back to the Info Booth, but it was still a truly cool treat):


As mentioned in our earlier coverage, even if you came to the first day of Summer Fest, you’ll find added features today — like the pet zone by Next to Nature and the skateboard zone by Wells Fargo (both detailed here). Music starts at 12:30 (lineup here), and then there’s the Street Dance, 8 o’clock tonight. Plus – besides chatting with everyone who stops by our booth, we’ll also still be collecting answers to a short informal survey – including “where are you from BEFORE West Seattle?” (if applicable) and “do you think West Seattle needs a hotel?” … See you in The Junction!

4 Replies to "More scenes from Summer Fest Day 1, as Day 2 nears"

  • BB July 12, 2008 (8:36 am)

    I still think t-shirts would be fun!

  • WSB July 12, 2008 (9:00 am)

    Someday. Our friends at actually had an even better idea than shirts that just have the website url/logo … a fun slogan about the area, followed by the website url. Ballard has a lot of fun slogans, though (visualize ballard, et al) … can’t quite think of one we’ve had over here, but maybe we can all colletively dream one up.

  • MargL July 12, 2008 (9:20 am)

    Well anything would be better than “SayWA” or “Metronatural” :-P

  • austin July 12, 2008 (10:14 am)

    lol @ “metronatural”.. hadn’t heard that one.

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