WestFest Survey and Results
Posted on November 21, 2013
Thank you to everyone that took the time and put thoughtful comments in the survey. The committee has read every one! WestFest is highly valued and a cherished tradition to our school and parish. There are a few points we want to specifically mention that we will undertake for 2014: we will work on more widespread community advertising, bring back the book sale, adjust the stage entertainment lineup, review pricing, and evaluate our goldfish ‘prizes’. There are some things we just can’t swing, such as bringing back the haunted house (permitting issue), and having food trucks onsite (the proceeds from our direct food sales represents 1/3 of our profit). We have a LOT to work with and encourage anyone who has the energy to help us, to let a committee leader know—our contact info is in the WestFest link on the school website: http://westfest.holyrosaryws.org/contact.html.
And since you are on the edge of your seat, we’ll have you wait no further: our total income from this year’s event was $33,114.80! That is an increase over last year by $3875.37! The volunteers’ hard work, as well as our loyal WestFest attendees (the families and friends of Holy Rosary) are the drivers for that success. And we want to thank each and every one of you!!!
Your WestFest Committee
WestFest Wrap Up
Posted on October 10, 2013
The WestFest survey will be open one more week for those of you who need a little more time to get your feedback in. The survey closes next Thursday! Your opinions are an important building block in assisting the committee during our planning phase: help us make next year’s event even better for your family, and the local community as well!
The WestFest Committee
Posted on October 3, 2013
Our WestFest sponsors & donors are so nice, we are compelled to thank them twice! Please support the businesses that support Holy Rosary—and feel free to thank them too!
First up, our Sensational Sponsors: We also want to shout out to Stan the Sock Man Debiec for the Seattle Skyline Sock sales, and the ‘Parents for Westfest’ group for their generous donation as well!
Second, our Radical Raffle donors: Admiral Menchies, Admiral Parkside Chiropractors, Atomic Boys, Bakery Nouveau, The Beer Junction, Bella Fontana, Christenson Family, Christos Restaurant, Family Fun Center, Firefly Cafe & Creperie, Grassley Fudge, Melt Chocolates, Nailtime, NRG salon, Pecado Bueno, Salty’s, Sundancers, Sunfish, Talarico’s, The Little Gym, West Seattle Kids Salon, and Westside Music Academy.
Next, our Incredible in-kind donors, who offered their services at no cost: Connell Family (Odwalla Truck), Waltier Family (Generator), Podany Family (Spotlights), Hamilton Family (Fresh Express), Canto Family (Vashon Coffee Company), Richardson Family (Printing).
Finally, to those who gave us a great deal, either at cost or a generous discounted rate: Thomas Family (Air Gas Propane), Pizutto Family (Pizzuto Restaurant), Hotwire Coffee (Westfest drink special), Pritchard family (Associated Grocers), Salle family (MEAT the LIVE Butcher), Taco del Mar, and Husky Deli for the use of their refrigerator .
Again, thank you to our hearty volunteers, area & booth chairs, and to the families that support WestFest—RAIN AND SHINE! The event is what it is because of YOU!
One final, and very special thanks to Regina Schulz, who has run the Kids’ games for 16 years. We will miss you!