A great day in Edmonds

By Joanne Peterson | Jul 12, 2012

I am excited about two major events on Saturday July 14. Since one event focuses on cars and the other event focuses on art, they couldn’t be less related.

Or perhaps they are related, in that each of them is geared to bringing pleasure to all who attend.

A Classic Car Show always draws a crowd of people who either are eager to show off their beloved buffed and shining treasures—or who admire the cars and enjoy the opportunity to see a variety of classics displayed by proud owners.

Saturday, July 14, brings such an opportunity—and for a cause close to my heart, the Edmonds Food Bank.

Event organizer, devoted Edmonds Food Bank worker Jim Thayer, once again devoted his time and energy to pulling together a colorful  event, this time located at Top Foods, 21900 Highway 99, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Generous local merchants and individuals donated prizes for raffle drawings, and there will be live music provided by The Huckabillys.

I’m confident this benefit car show will add richly to the resources of our food bank.  People who are unemployed, homeless or otherwise struggling still are hungry in the summertime.

Families still need canned foods.  Babies need diapers and baby food.  Kids need peanut butter. Bottom line: If we have more than we need—which many of us do—what a great opportunity to bring items to help those who have less than they need.

So come to the car show Saturday, July 14, and bring groceries or diapers or cash to donate.

You’ll have a fine time viewing the cars, and your heart will feel lightened because you were generous. That’s called a win/win situation. See you there!

It’s not too late to register a car. Call Jim at 206-819-7737.

The other Saturday event takes place at Bountiful Home, a home decor shop on Fourth Avenue,  a bit south of Main Street in Edmonds.

Perfect decorator touches—and great gift ideas—fill the charming 100-year-old house in which the shop is located.  Out back, the garden holds other temptations. It’s a lovely shop, any time.

This Saturday, though, Seattle artist and illustrator Scott Ward visits Bountiful Home, showing some of his paintings.

I’ve heard he’s bringing an easel and paints and will be working during his 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. visit – it’s always a pleasure to watch an artist at work.

Scott’s art is vibrant, light-hearted and all-together appealing, so that should be reason enough to stop by Bountiful Home this particular Saturday. But wait! There’s more.

My Writing Sister Kizzie Jones recently completed a book for children—and for dachshund lovers of every age. The book, “How Dachshunds Came to Be,” will debut in October. (More about that later.)

The illustrator of Kizzie’s book? Scott Ward!  I’m guessing he’ll give a sneak preview of some of the work he’s finished for Kizzie’s book. I’m excited about that, and I hope you’ll be there to share the excitement.

So on Saturday, hit the Farmers’ Market, meander over to Bountiful Home and then drive to the car show. Perfect plan!




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