The Bothell block party was a fund raiser for the Bothell Fire Fund benefitting businesses and employees of businesses that were damaged by the recent Main Street fire.  A combined effort by Bothell Chamber of Commerce, Northshore Rotary Club, the merchants of Bothell, and Bothell City government put this event together in 3 days. Main Street was completely shut down and pop-up awnings lined the street. There was free food, desserts, and ice cones.  Beer and wine were served in a beer garden, and live music played throughout the event. Attendees were asked to make a donation.  The goal was $50,000.  The running total when we left last evening was
 
$57,193
 
 
 
That figure does not include several additional funding sources, Chamber PayPal collection, restaurants donating a percentage of the day's sales, and checks from businesses that will be mailed in.  The funds will be disbursed by a committee reviewing applications.
 
If you would like to donate, you can send your check to Jerry Ann.  Make it out to NSRF BFF.  Your contribution would be tax deductible.
 
To say this was a hit, doesn't come close.  This was a HOMERUN.  This was a community coming together to support those in need from the fire.  I personally had three Rotarians from out of this district come up and say that this was exactly where Rotary should be and they were proud to be Rotarians because of our efforts.
 
Thanks to all that helped.  Thanks for all the effort Gary did in organizing a herd of cats.  Thanks to Cheryl's staff who kept the bank open and help count cash received.