Patrick Robinson
Here's an important part of the crew at the Chelan Cafe; Left to Right Top Row: Diego Lucatero, Kim Waddell, Gayle Stahl Bottom Row: Mike Caso, Mary Manning-Smith, Shawna Winkler

Chelan Cafe effort contributed more than $4700 to OSO slide relief

Editors Note: When we did our story about the money raised by the West Seattle 4 OSO effort organized by Tracy Dart we mistakenly omitted what is a very important part of the story. The Chelan Cafe, part of West Seattle's history since 1935 held a major BBQ event in support of the OSO slide victims and families. Here's a letter from owner Mary Manning-Smith that explains what they did:

"Customers at the Chelan Café were so generous that weekend of the fundraiser for OSO Relief. As I was walking through the café people were throwing $20 and $50 dollar bills into a bucket. Everyone was so glad to have an opportunity to donate.

On Sunday March 30th the Chelan Café had a BBQ, organized by bartenders Carrie Ann Fernandez and Shawna Winkler. Thanks to everyone's hard work we raised a total of $2,365. Money was still being sent from family and friends in Hawaii, also customers at Roxbury Lanes donated to the cause. It was so wonderful to see peoples generosity. Chelan Café matched all donations totaling $4,730. All proceeds went to Snohomish Red Cross and NW Response for OSO. Thanks again to all who cared."

Mary Manning-Smith

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