Video From Monday's Blog Party Fundraiser:Winlar
Here’s a video we shot of local comedian Winlar doing an original song at last night’s Blog Party 2.0 Food Bank Fundraiser called “The B-Town Blog Song,” aka the “Town Blog, Comma B”:
Thanks again to everyone who showed up, from the musicians to the comedian to all our generous Readers and Contributors â€“ collectively we all donated 166 items of food and $280 cash to be split between the Highline and White Center Food Banks!
“I just purchased ground turkey at 59 cents per pound,” remarked Rick Jump, Executive Director of the White Center Food Bank. “Therefore the $280 cash donated translates into a lot of turkey for a lot of local, hungry families in need.”
Rick Jump, along with Mike Werle, Executive Director of the Highline Food Bank attended, as well as 45 other people who braved a blustery night to enjoy free appetizers provided by Elliott Bay Brewery, live entertainment and lots of goodwill. In addition to live comedy from local comedian Winlar, the fundraiser also featured live music from Luke of the Burien band “Skwish,” along with “Lost in the Bamboo” (videos coming soon).
This is the second major fundraiser the B-Town Blog has been involved with; the first was held on July 16th at Mick Kelly’s Irish Pub, and raised over $10,500 for the victims of the fatal June 29th Burien arson apartment fires.
The next major fundraiser for the White Center Food Bank will be their annual “Harvest Dinner and Auction” on Sat. Oct. 18th at the Jerry Brockey Center at South Seattle Community College.
For more info on the White Center Food Bank, go to www.whitecenterfoodbank.org. To get in touch with the Highline Food Bank, call Rick Werle (206) 433-9900.