West Seattle Summer Fest: Big thanks – and feedback request

Just out of the WSB inbox, from the West Seattle Junction Association:

Thank you West Seattle for a great time at Summer Fest 2010! What a weekend!

The West Seattle Junction Association organizes this event to be a neighborhood festival and celebration (and the historic sidewalk sale), but it could not have reached this level of success without the involvement of our community. I’d like to say a big Thank You to the following groups who helped make Summer Fest an event for all:

Our Sponsors truly make this event possible since, believe it not, this event is not free to produce! Thank you sponsors for their community spirit. The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce staffed the Information Booth all weekend, offering valuable information about the festival and West Seattle, while also providing the first stop for lost families and first aid. West Seattle Blog (sponsor) also helped in this endeavor while reporting live from the Info Booth. The Seattle Police Department was awesome on so many levels – helping lost families, monitoring the crossing of Oregon St, and overall having a strong presence at the festival. I believe this was the best kids’ area yet and Pathfinder School continued to host the FREE Art Activities – four years running. Thanks to Coffee to a Tea for donating more than 1500 cookies for kids to frost and decorate in this area. West Seattle Helpline coordinated the Community Tent where local organizations and non-profits received a free table at the festival. Twilight Artist Collective organized the Art Dive tent – thanks for all the great art! The West Seattle Nursery (sponsor) and Sustainable West Seattle coordinated the first ever GreenLife: A Garden and Sustainability Expo. And lastly, thank you to Cleanscapes and Starbucks, who sponsored the handling of recycling, composting and trash and were responsible for a super clean event!! West Seattle Summer Fest was a true collaboration of community.

We work to produce an event that is successful for all, and feedback from the community is a guiding force. I have read (and appreciate) all the comments on the WSB about the festival and they will certainly be a consideration for next year. If you would like to submit comments directly, please e-mail info@westseattlefestival.com.

Thank you,
Susan Melrose, Director
West Seattle Junction Association

6 Replies to "West Seattle Summer Fest: Big thanks - and feedback request"

  • Diane July 15, 2010 (1:34 pm)

    oh no, darn, I missed WS Helpline; walked the whole event few times, Th eve, Fri eve, Sunday afternoon; never did see community area; where was it?

  • ellenater July 15, 2010 (5:28 pm)

    The booths were right in front of the new Junction Plaza Park.

  • Diane July 15, 2010 (6:01 pm)

    thanks ellenater
    hmmm, I was in that area many times; love the new park; but somehow missed community groups

    • WSB July 15, 2010 (6:29 pm)

      It was a different layout from last year – the preceding year, there was literally a sort of big tent, if I recall correctly. This time, a couple standalone white-topped tents next to each other by the park. We interspersed a few photos with our ongoing coverage. In fact I just came across one we hadn’t used of the Admiral team there one day, and added it to Jason’s wrapup from the ANA meeting the other night, at the point where that was mentioned.

  • Diane July 15, 2010 (10:01 pm)

    there was mention at ANA meeting that they sold quite a few tshirts even though they were in hard to find spot
    I must have been blind; missed ANA at Fest, and was hoping to see Anna from WS Helpline

  • Jason July 16, 2010 (8:01 am)

    ANA officers at their meeting this week said they sold “about 4 shirts” at Summer Fest. They didn’t feel that their booth location was very discoverable, but were happy to be there to chat with people, and they look forward to next year.
    They sold more than 30 shirts at the 4th of July kiddie parade, they said!

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