The members of BOOM (Business owners of Madrona) are putting together a last-minute fundraising and work party effort to make sure the retail stretch of the neighborhood is decorated for the holidays. After BOOM president Soni Dave and vice president Anni Ala realized last weekend that no businesses were organizing to decorate storefronts as in the past, they put together a plan to raise money for garlands and lights for 34th Ave.
The decorations are part of a larger BOOM initiative called “Make Madrona Merry” with the goal of bringing visitors and shoppers to the neighborhood throughout the holiday season.
BOOM is asking for storefront business and property owners to donate $45 toward the cost of fresh winter greens and decorative lights. If community members want to donate any amount, they can bring money to Bottlehouse by Friday, November 19.
The group is cutting down on the labor costs of putting up the decorations by hosting a work party on Sunday, November 21 from 10am-noon. Community members are also invited to help attach lights to garlands, hang garlands to buildings and put up holiday posters throughout the neighborhood. Free mulled wine will be available at Bottlehouse for participants.