You may not know this about me, I am a proud Patches Pal from way back. My husband and I were actually going to have JP Patches perform our wedding ceremony on April Fools last year, except we decided to have the wedding away as more of an elopement since our local "small" wedding was turning into a circus (pun intended). Anyhow, long story short, I’m a big fan of JP Patches.
A few Patches Pals at the National Academy of Television Arts and Science are trying to raise money to build a statue to honor JP’s and his long time friend, Gertrude’s, 50 years in Seattle. Recently, JP was featured in an article in the Seattle Times on why he is so worthy of the statue.
I’ve been staying in contact with the NATAS in order to keep tabs on the fundraising progress. I am so pleased to announce that on Saturday, February 10, 2007 at the Red Door Ale House in Fremont. JP, along with Ketchikan and Ggoorrsstt will be unveiling the scale model of the statue and the website where people can go to donate or purchase a Patches Paver (i.e.–buy a brick). I actually suggested selling “patches” like JP’s old carpet at the City Dump back in June to NATAS—so I am absolutely tickled that this is what they’re doing as part of the fund raiser.
All Patches Pals are invited to this event. I’ll post more information as I receive it!