Date set for Alki Statue of Liberty time-capsule placement

From tonight’s Southwest District Council meeting, from which we’ll have more to report later – Alki Community Council rep Tony Fragada says the date is set for the placement of the new time capsule (with items collected late last year) at the Statue of Liberty Plaza: September 19th. We’ll be checking on other details of the event and will add them when we get them. ADDED 11:06 PM: Just found a mention of this event, along with other Alki news, in the new edition of the Alki News Beacon, which you can download as a PDF here.

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  • Libby Carr September 3, 2009 (12:10 pm)

    Hi WSB –

    Yes, we are now making the final arrangements for the Time Capsule Celebration at the Alki Statue of Liberty Plaza which is now set for Saturday, September 19th at 2:00PM. We are hoping all of Alki and West Seattle can attend. (Please send us an email if you’d like to be on our “Sealady Newsletter” which is periodically emailed).

    We excited to have a special speaker, Astronaut Gregory C. Johnson to help us celebrate the placing of the new 50 Year Time Capsule and also the placement of 852 more inscribed bricks and 8 (still 7 left) new Tribute Plaques.

    In May, when the Space Shuttle Atlantis was launched to repair the Hubble telescope, we caught on TV that the Pilot of that mission was from West Seattle. We immediately jumped on this piece of news and had the vision of Greg being our speaker (as West Seattle’s own Astronaut) for this 2nd celebration event. The WSHS Foundation, SSLPP and the Museum of Flight worked together with NASA to make the arrangements for this trip so he could speak to these various groups.

    We have also been working with the Mayor’s Office and the City Council to have Sept. 19 proclaimed as Gregory C. Johnson Day. Tim Ceis, Deputy Mayor, will present Greg with this Proclamtion.

    We are also now “passing the torch” to the Alki Community Council as the new community organization that will continue to keep a watchful community eye on the plaza and to be the official organization that raises funds for this plaza in the future.

    Leading this effort (to finish the new plaza at Alki) has been a very interesting experience for Paul and me over the last 2 years. Even though, especially in the early days, it was not always smooth sailing, we just knew it was the right thing to do and that the majority of people wanted to see it renovated, improved and finished.

    We are pleased we could be a part of that process. Thank you.

    Libby & Paul Carr, Co-Chairs of the
    Seattle Statue of Liberty Plaza Project

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