Mike Schuh's Folklife Letter

Here is my letter to the Seattle City Council, encouraging them to continue their support for the Northwest Folklife Festival.
Date: Fri, 18 May 2001 14:12:23 -0700 (PDT)
From: Mike Schuh 
To: Seattle City Council
Subject: Please continue to support Folklife

Dear friends,

I am a native of Seattle and live in Ballard.  I wish to thank you for
your continued support of the Northwest Folklife Festival.

Since about 1980, and excepting one year when I was in Europe, I have
attended Folklife every year.  I typically attend all four days of the
Festival, and I have performed and volunteered just about every year.
Most years I have also contributed to the "Friends of Folklife" campaign.

I have come to believe that Folklife is one of the best things about
Seattle.  Where else, in Seattle or anywhere, can one see so many
different - *very different* - individuals enjoying themselves and having
a great time?  The incredible variety of music and dance defies
description, and shows what a great melting pot our society truly is.
There really is no other festival quite like this anywhere.

Over the years, I have met many wonderful out-of-town friends at the
Festival, and look forward to seeing them again "next year".  I know
that there are many visitors to Folklife each year that make it their
one annual visit to Seattle, and they might not come here but for the
Festival weekend.

Folklife benefits from the generosity of the City of Seattle, and I
encourage you to continue this support.  The costs to the city are very
small when compared to the wonderful benefits that Folklife brings to
Seattle.  Please join me at the Festival next weekend.

Thank you!

Mike Schuh

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