Edmonds Founder George Brackett to Come to Life on Thursday

An actor from the Driftwood Players will be at the Waterfront Coffee Co. as part of the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk.

For one day only, Edmonds founder George Brackett will come back to life.

An actor from Edmonds' , John Hartquist, will step into the life of Brackett this week at during the Edmonds Third Thursday Art Walk.

—the founder, the first mayor, the first postmaster and a logger extraordinaire. He was one of 20 children, and with his wife Etta bore six of his own.

Steve Balas, owner of Waterfront Coffee Co., asked the Driftwood Players to help in recreating Edmonds' most famous name from the past.

"They are excited to have the opportunity for actors to actually interact with their audience in this manner," said Balas. "It is our hope that this opens up many more opportunities to bring the theater to life."

The has gotten involved, thanks to director Tarin Erickson. She is encouraging people to pick up a historical fact or picture at the museum and take it to the presentation at the coffee shop and get 10 percent off their order. 

"George was a character," said Driftwood Players publicist Kathleen Huston. "He bought up land, and at one point owned property from the shore to the bowl in downtown Edmonds. Who else would register two of their livestock as residents—he had needed 300 registrations to incorporate Edmonds.

"We hope everyone will come by and talk to George.  He will be glad to tell you about his life in Edmonds while you enjoy a cup of java from Waterfront Coffee."


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