Full house for annual Heritage Days dinner as museum celebrates past, present and future
Posted: November 14, 2015 1382
More than 200 supporters of the Edmonds Historical Museum gathered in the Holy Rosary Parish Center Friday evening to celebrate Edmonds history and raise money for future endeavors during the museum’s third annual Heritage Days gala.
With a nod to the City of Edmonds’ 125th anniversary celebration Aug. 11, the museum honored two organizations celebrating milestone anniversaries this year and next — Edmonds in Bloom (20 years) and Sno-King Community Chorale (15 years) — and also recognized the 92-year-old Floretum Garden Club for its contributions to the city. (Floretum last spring was chosen as the 2015 Edmonds Citizen of the Year.)
In addition, the museum also announced the first-place winners for its 2015 Scarecrow Festival, which drew 85 entries this year in six categories. A complete list of winners and photos can be found here.
Attendees also were treated to a fast-paced, funny performance by Edmonds’ Driftwood Players (the community theater is 57 years old this year) highlighting some of the major historical figures in town, from founder George Brackett to former Mayor James Brady to Missouri Hannah, publisher of the Edmonds Review and a leader in Washington state’s suffrage movement.