‘Squatch Fest’ Saturday promises fun and surprises

By Reader Staff

There’s a surprise brewing for the first-ever Squatch Fest benefit celebration for the Pine Street Woods this Saturday, Oct. 6 – and, no, it’s not something big and hairy. 

Is it? Could it be? The famous Squatch?

The big hairy thing is Sasquatch, and there should be no surprise that he’ll make an appearance at the fest, which will run 4-7 p.m. at Evans Brothers Coffee in the Granary District.

Rather, the surprise is coming from members of the Kaniksu Land Trust committee that have been working the past year-plus to acquire 160 acres off Pine Street for a community forest. 

“We have something pretty big to tell the community about,” said committee co-chair Jim Zuberbuhler. “And, just for fun, we decided to make a party and a fundraiser out of it.” 

The party will include live music from local bands Harold’s IGA and BareGrass, a beer and wine garden courtesy Eichardt’s Pub, a host of kids’ activities, tasty food from Mandala Pizza and Jupiter Jane plus delectable desserts from Winter Ridge. And there will be a chance to win some cool Pine Street Woods schwag – and even a week in a condo in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

The event is free for everyone to attend, but it’s also a fundraiser as the campaign races to make the Pine Street Woods a reality. Everyone is invited to contribute to the effort to secure the community forest as an undeveloped natural area for all of the public to use.

The group has dubbed the party Squatch Fest in appreciation of all the help Sasquatch has lent to the effort to raise $2.1 million for the land acquisition and initial development costs. Sasquatch has been a recurring character in the Pine Street Woods story, and the star of videos that have been used to promote the campaign.

Check the first and second installments of “Sasquatch” at www.bit.ly/Squatch1 and www.bit.ly/Squatch2.

And then, be sure to come Saturday for your chance to party with the big fella – and just possibly help secure his home in the woods.

For more the Kaniksu Land Trust and the Pine Street Woods project, go to www.pinestreetwoods.com.

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