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
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! email@example.com
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/