Hosting the first event of the Strawberry Festival is a tradition at the Vashon-Maury Island Heritage Association. The tradition continues with the eighth consecutive event named for the fifth Strawberry Festival queen, Melissa Lucy Jaynes, crowned at age 104.
This year’s event, “Miss Lucy’s Soiree,” will be at the Vashon Heritage Museum will be an open house from 5 to 8:30p.m. featuring live music by the locally acclaimed jazz ensemble, “Some’tet,” and happy hour refreshments. There will be a last chance to bid on the silent auction before it closes and an opportunity to enjoy the museum’s exhibits and to purchase raffle tickets for a cash prize of $1000.
The Heritage Association is continuing a two-for-one membership drive and hopes to welcome new members who come to the museum or join online via the website, VashonHeritageMuseum.Org. Members receive a ten percent discount for books and other items. The discount is applied to tickets for the Steamboat Virginia V Cruise, a signature event offering a historic perspective on the Vashon-Maury shoreline and sponsored by John L. Scott, IGA Fresh Market, Baron Construction, Island Escrow, Central Storage and Ojeda Construction. 4Culture, the King County Cultural Funding Agency provides operating and other funding for VMIHA and the Heritage Museum.