Surprises Sunday at Summer Salsa II

May 31, 2019 | 0 comments

There are big surprises in store for us Sunday at the Shelburne Inn in Seaview!  It’s the second annual Summer Salsa  Benefit for Our Immigrant Families Impacted by ICE.  There will be food (a taco bar!), music (by favorite locals!), a silent auction (treasures and trips), and works on display by featured artist Luisa Mack.   And the piece de resistance?? I have it on good authority that a video interview with a father who is at the Tacoma Detention Center will be shown during the afternoon.

Do you have your tickets?  Only $15 each!  They are available at the Ocean Park, Long Beach, Ilwaco, South Bend and Raymond Pharmacies and also at Pioneer Grocery in South Bend.   I’m hoping against hope that they’ll also be available at the door!  (It’s been hinted that Nyel will be outta here tomorrow so maybe — just maybe  — I can join everyone at the Shelburne festivities!  Woot!  Woot!)

From 2:00 to 5:00 local musicians including The Oyster Crackers, Brian O’Connor, and Barbara Bate will entertain and German-trained artist Luisa Mack  (who works in silver and has recently opened a shop at the Port of Ilwaco) will display some of her designs.  All proceeds from the event go toward helping Pacific County families who have been impacted by ICE and current immigration enforcement practicies.

Although the timing is not certain, Pacific County Immigrant Support personnel have been notified that  a father has been given the okay to speak at the fundraiser via video hookup from the Tacoma Detention Center.  Says spokesperson Sandy Nielson, “What this family has been through would crumble most as they are fighting a situation not only with ICE but with their local police prejudice.  Pacific County Immigrant Support has been working with other organizations and individuals to retain a lawyer for them at an initial cost of $5,000. Summer Salsa has been a major fundraiser for these efforts, and we thank them so much for what they are doing to support our work with their energy and talents.”

See you there!






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