Newcomers to Edmonds may not realize the history behind the Edmonds Log Cabin, located at 120-5th Ave. N. , next to the Edmonds Historical Museum. The cabin, originally located in the Seaview neighborhood and moved to its current site , was donated to the City of Edmonds by the Hanley family, which had used it as a summer cabin.
In an interesting twist for those old enough to remember the late 1960s-early 1970s television series, “Here Come the Brides,” one of the show’s stars, Bridget Hanley (who played the role of Candy Pruitt), grew up in Edmonds and spent her summers in the cabin.
Word comes from the Log Cabin Committee 2010 that the historic cabin, now used as a Visitors Informatio Center, is in need of repair. For the past 10 years, all work on the cabin has been funded through the City of Edmonds Public Works Department. But the budget is being cut for 2011-12.
The cost for log cabin maintenance is estimated at $10,500. Any size donation is welcome, but those giving $100 or more will be given special recognition.
A fundraising event is planned for tomorrow, Oct. 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for donor recognition. The committee plans on having music and activities at the cabin.
You can also mail your check, made payable to Edmonds Log Cabin, c/o Alvin Rutledge, P.O. Box 6011, Edmonds, WA 98026.