The Leschi neighborhood’s efforts to build a memorial to Officer Tim Brenton is getting new support from local businesses. Yesterday BluWater Bistro left a comment on CDNews announcing their plans to hold an event on Saturday, September 11th, to raise funds towards the $25,000 cost of building the memorial.
The restaurant will be selling rubber ducks for $5 at each of their three locations, including their waterfront restaurant in Leschi, with the funds donated towards the memorial. Then on September 11th they’ll hold a Derby event in Leschi, where the first three ducks that make it to shore will win a range of prizes for their sponsors.
The BluWater program comes one week after the memorial committee announced an $8,000 donation of materials and services from Quiring Monuments, which will provide the sculptural elements of the memorial.
The Leschi community is working to hit their $25,000 goal by October 1st, so that the memorial can be built and then dedicated on the one-year anniversary of Officer Tim Brenton’s murder on October 31st.