“Positive Seattle” is the newest in school fundraisers, a music festival to benefit alternative school Pinehurst K-8. In the style of Folklife and Bumbershoot there will be a variety of live music, arts, crafts, and great food. This was the brainchild of Darius Heggins, an alumnus of Alternative School #1 (now Pinehurst K-8). Darius works many Seattle events including Folklife and One Reel/Bumbershoot. He manages the south half of Seattle Center each spring and autumn. A friend and fellow alumni, who has volunteered at the school for years, and is currently the parent of a sixth grader is assisting Darius in this undertaking. This pair became determined to create a unique fundraiser supporting Pinehurst K-8 in their efforts to restore arts education and create a field trip scholarship fund so that all students can participate regardless of their ability to pay.
All proceeds and donations will go to Sir Herbert Read, the non-profit organization that provides funding for scholarships as well as other educational needs.
“Positive Seattle” is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th from 1:00pm to 10:00pm at Pinehurst K-8 (formerly AS#1), located at 11530 12 Ave. NE Seattle Washington 98125. Two fifteen-foot bouncy toys, one especially for adults, plus kettle corn (provided by Better Bounce Toys), a silent auction, arts, and
crafts, great food by Patty Pan Grill, vegan food for the soul, authentic Thai cuisine by Koasamai, and several musical groups make this a fabulous event. Music includes Clinton Fearon; Artis the Spoonman; Eldridge Gravy and the Court Supremes; Adrian Xavier; Tina Beers and the Violet Line; the Flying Blind
Blues Band; plus special guests by Culture Yard. Local school talent will include The Social Justice Children’s Choir performing civil rights songs under the direction of Kent Stevenson; a duet by Dempsey and Kateel and possibly others.
This is a family event. Suggested donation is $15.00 per person. Children 15 and under, accompanied by their guardian are free. Advance tickets will be sold through Brown Paper Tickets @ 1-800-838-3006 or in the office at Pinehurst K-8 @ 252 4600. If you would like to donate to the silent auction or can’t make
the event but want to donate please call the school @ 206 252-4600.