Attention locals: We realize this is completely non-dance related however we feel it deserves considerable mention. If you’re in the Seattle area and want to support a very worthy cause, then head to Westlake tomorrow night and “sample” some great figgy pudding!
The 24th Annual GREAT FIGGY PUDDING STREET CORNER CAROLING COMPETITION
Figgy Pudding kicks off the holiday season on Friday, December 3rd from 5-8:30pm at Westlake Center & Downtown Seattle.
Produced by the Pike Market Senior Center & Downtown Food Bank
(Suggested donation $10 per person)
SEATTLE, WA – The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition is a fundraiser for the Pike Market Senior Center / Downtown Food Bank, that provides free family entertainment, and is the biggest single musical holiday event in Seattle.
The Great Figgy Pudding attracts over 8,000 spectators every year. 1,000 carolers, and forty-plus caroling teams compete in this zany competition where you will see everything from dancing lawyers, to costumed co-workers to Von Trapp-like families.
Prizes are awarded for collecting the most donations, best choral performance, most creative team and people’s choice. Figgy Pudding Judges are all members of Seattle art organizations.
Honorary Figmaster will be Nancy Guppy, Seattle Channel’s Art Zone. Returning caroling team crowd pleasers include the Starbucks Coffee Choir, Qwest Communications Qwestones, the Seattle Labor Chorus and The Beaconettes.
Date: Friday, December 3rd, 2010
Time: 5:00pm – 8:30pm
Where: Westlake Center & Pine Street between 3rd Ave. & 7th Ave.
What: 40+ teams compete in a caroling competition to raise funds for the Pike Market Senior Center & Downtown Food Bank.
(5:00 – 6:00pm) Pre-show – Caspar Babypants; 5th Avenue Theatre’s “A Christmas Story: The Musical”
(6:15 – 7:15pm) Caroling Team Competition
(7:15) Seahawks Blue Thunder Drumline
(7:30-8:30pm) Caroling Competition Finals and Award Ceremony
THE GREAT FIGGY PUDDING BENEFITS THE PIKE MARKET SENIOR CENTER / DOWNTOWN FOOD BANK
Founded in 1978, The Pike Market Senior Center & Downtown Food Bank serves the basic and social needs of low-income older adults and families as they experience food insecurity, inadequate nutrition, homelessness, social isolation and lack of opportunity.
For more information visit: www.pikemarketseniorcenter.org
Facebook: The Great Figgy Pudding Street Corner Caroling Competition
Reps from Vala Dancewear will be in the crowd–hope to see you there!