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Monday, September 14, 2009

Staff Report: Happy Hour & Tilth Festival

Posted by: Amber Benson

September has proven to be anything but uneventful around the WWC offices. Last week we had two major events and a couple of training sessions for staff members. Our two events were Seattle Weekly's Happy Hour for Hope and the Wallingford Tilth Festival.

The Happy Hour for Hope was exciting because we were specifically chosen as the non-profit to benefit. It was held Wednesday evening at Del Rey in Belltown. How it works is, Seattle Weekly asks a beer distributor to chose a local non-profit of their choice. In our case, Oktoberfest Dundee chose us. The distributor then donates two kegs of beer to the organization and the organization then sells it to the host bar at cost. What a great idea!

As much as we would have liked to mingle with supporters and patrons of the event, we had to work. We were allowed to set up a table at the bar in order to educate people, answer questions and receive generous donations. Overall, people were extremely receptive to our cause and generous with their support.

I can't say enough nice things about the staff members of Seattle Weekly, the manager of Del Rey and, of course, the representative from Oktoberfest. They were a friendly, excited, professional group of people.

The Tilth Festival was held this last Saturday in the park area of the Good Shepherd Center. Vendors and visitors could not have asked for better weather. Blue skies, sunshine, and warm weather - the perfect combination for a lovely September afternoon. By mid-morning we had a steady stream of people, all curious about our mission, successes, and latest efforts. By the end of the day we had three people sign-up for memberships and dozens sign-up for email alerts.

Thanks to all the members who came out to Happy Hour and the Tilth Festival. We're working hard to keep you apprised and involved in the latest events at WWC. Stay tuned for an invitation to our Wilderness Visions annual dinner in November!

1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a success the Happy Hour for Hope Event was-great job! -Lisa