Fun at CCFA Camp Oasis

My sister has Crohn’s disease. We are active in the local chapters and always willing to help out especially if it involves kids and photography! I took my buddy Mike with me and we spent the day with these remarkable kids  at Camp Oasis; commonly known as Camp Colman. Activities included archery, art’s & crafts, swimming & boating, and the sport of ‘gaga’!  You would not think that these kids have issues due to UC and Crohn’s; their energy levels are so high!  I have published a ‘magazine’ that can be purchased online with all proceeds going to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation here in Seattle.

Purchase your magazine here:  http://www.magcloud.com/browse/Issue/123270

 

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Halloween in the Junction

The Senior Center of West Seattle asked if I would take photos of the trick or treaters during the Junction’s Halloween celebration. How could I refuse! There were lots of witches, lots of puppies, and lots of monkeyss! The most unusual included a robot, a cupcake and a blue angel…all of which won prizes for best costumes. Congratulations!  If you haven’t received your photo yet be sure and email me so I can get it to you!  gail@gailannphotography.com

West Seattle’s friendly ghosts

The Log House Museum held it’s annual fundraiser at Salty’s on Alki this past weekend. Guests came in costume to partake of a scrumptious brunch and meet several ‘ghosts’ from West Seattle’s past. Do you know who they are?

Left to Right:

O.T. Frasch, famous photographer who took many well-known photographs of West Seattle.  He was portrayed
by Alan Peterson, a member of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society Executive Board.

Frederick Schmitz, an immigrant from Germany with his wife Emma, a banker, restaurant owner who donated
the land which is now Schmitz Park to the city.  He was portrayed by Peder Nelson, a student in the
museum studies program at the University of Washington.

Helen Madison, Olympic medalist swimmer who gave swimming lessons at the Natatorium.  She was portrayed
by Brandi Carlson, a volunteer at the Log House Museum.

William Latimer, a mystery pioneer. Latimer was a relative of the Seattle Dennys who scouted the
Duwamish Peninsula in 1852, a year before the Alki landing party arrived.  Latimer was portrayed by
Andrew Harris, great-grandson of David and Louisa Denny.

Here is a link to all the photos:  http://www.gailannphotography.com/SWSHSFundraiser2010/