That’s the theme for this year’s Champagne Gala Brunch at Salty’s on Alki benefitting the Southwest Seattle Historical Society. This important group promotes local heritage. What could be more important than saving the Old Homestead? Or the Admiral Theater? The Log House Museum is a West Seattle gem!
The Power of Community shines thru during the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s 2017 Champagne Gala Brunch. community members came together to raise more than $82,000 at Salty’s on Alki on November 4th.
SWSHS Executive Director, Jeff McCord served as Mast of Ceremonies; Ron Hippe was the auctioneer, and special guest Connie Thompson interviews local icon, Jack Miller. Dave Montoure won the Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me contest.
It was another successful fundraising event for the Southwest Seattle Historical Society’s 32nd anniversary Champagne Gala Brunch. Local ‘stars’ were out at Salty’s on Alki to help raise money for some of our favorite local West Seattle Landmarks like the Admiral Theater and Alki Homestead. Their latest campaign – “We Love The Junction” – is designed to landmark the Campbell Building (home of Cupcake Royale) built in 1911/1920 and the 1926 Hamm Building, home of Easy Street Records.
Members of the community gathered at Salty’s on Alki to support the Southwest Seattle Historical Society and raised over $37,000 to support and fund the projects of the Log House Museum. Guest speaker was Dave Beck, local broadcaster who moved to West Seattle in 1969 followed by the Hallberg family sisters who shared stories about mom and dad, Bob and Ada who met on Alki as kids, fell in love and lived their lives in ‘paradise’ – West Seattle. They told of their own worldwide journeys that led them each back home to West Seattle.
It looked like a trip through time as the Southwest Seattle Historical Society celebrated 160 years of history of the Duwamish Peninsula and Alki, the birthplace of Seattle during their annual fundraiser held at Salty’s on Alki.
Strolling through the festivities were a group from the sixties: Pete Covell, Carole & Andre Ferreer reflected on “Peace, man.”;
while 34th District Democrats Tamsen Spangler, Max Vekick and Marcee Stone reminded us of women’s suffrage.