Patrick Robinson
Authors Paula Becker and Alan Stein spoke about the 1962 Seattle Worlds Fair and showed images from their book 'The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair And Its Legacy' at the Southwest Historical Society Gala Luncheon on Oct. 13. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE MORE.

SLIDESHOW: Southwest Historical Society luncheon stood tall and raised more than $10,000

"Stand Tall for History" was the theme for the Southwest Historical Society luncheon at Salty's on Alki Oct. 13.

In keeping with that tall order the Space Needle figured prominently in the event with a genuine 1962 banner of the Needle on display up front, keying the presentation by authors Paula Becker and Alan J. Stein.

They spoke about the 1962 Seattle World's Fair and show images from their book "The Future Remembered: The 1962 Seattle World's Fair And Its Legacy" and also had copies of their previous book "Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, Washington's First World's Fair: A Timeline History".

The fundraising event featured a silent auction of unique items with a historical flair, and a society tradition the Dessert Dash featuring very special home made dessert creations, up for bid, hosted by Carole Ferrer.

Master of Ceremonies Clay Eals introduced past presidents, and others, and kept the proceeding moving.

Historical Society President Marcy Johnsen (who used to live in the house that is now the museum) spoke briefly at the event.

Then it was time for the Dream Challenge and a motivational speech by Flora Belle who recently celebrated a milestone birthday. She urged those attending to support the society, which is an all volunteer organization. The Dream Challenge Fund began this year with $2000 and by the close of the luncheon had risen to $9000.

The sale of raffle tickets, the dessert dash, the silent auction and the dream challenge totals were expected to easily exceed $10,000 to help sustain the society's efforts to preserve local history.

The SWSHS thanked those who helped put on the event:

2012 GALA CHALLENGE FUND CONTRIBUTORS
Beverly Barsy, Lynda and Robert Braunstein, Barbara Daum, Meg & Clay Eals,
Douglas James, Bernice Link, Florence Meyer, Eilert Pretegaard, Verona & William Ryan, Joan Stover, Jerry Vandenberg, Jean Osborne Wilhelm, Cameron & William Winter,
Karen Wright, Patricia Wright, Juda Youngstrom & Pete Covell

2012 GALA TABLE CAPTAINS
Judy Bentley, Clay Eals, Tia Hallberg, Marcy Johnsen & Joey Richesson,
Flora Belle Key, Joan Stover, Juda Youngstrom & Pete Covell

2012 GALA DESSERT DASH CONTRIBUTORS
Christine Clark, Meg & Clay Eals, Janice Harper, Kerry Korsgaard, Inez Lindsey,
Cheryl Roth, Joan Stover, Carol Vincent, Elise Atwood Youngstrom

2012 GALA SILENT AUCTION CONTRIBUTORS
ArtsWest, Balagan Theatre, Cactus, Elegant Nails, Irene Gehring, Jan’s Beauty Supply, Merrilee Hagen, Dr. Janice Harper, Patricia Kloster, Kokorus Greek Grill,
La Rustica, Log House Museum Gift Shop, Nucor Steel, David Radosevich, Salty’s on Alki, Seattle Public Theater, Joan Stover, Lisa Taylor, TLC Pet Services, Trader Joe’s,
Carol Vincent, Juda Youngstrom & Pete Covell

2012 GALA COMMITTEE
Sarah Baylinson, Clay Eals, Kerry Korsgaard, Sarah Baylinson, Marcy Johnsen,
Flora Belle Key, Joan Stover, Carol Vincent, Juda Youngstrom & Pete Covell

2012 GALA VOLUNTEERS
Larry Carpenter, Carole Ferrer, Cory Gooch, Merilee Hagen, Inez Lindsey

MEDIA SPONSOR
West Seattle Herald

SPECIAL THANKS
The Pacific Institute, Salty’s on Alki

COOKBOOK COMMITTEE
Dayle Banks, Patricia Kloster, Joey Richesson, Joan Stover, Carol Vincent

PROFESSIONAL STAFF
Sarah Baylinson, interim museum manager,
Diane Ward, bookkeeper, Irene Gehring, landscaping

IN MEMORIAM
Ada & Bob Hallberg, Ruth Moore, Lou Tice

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