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J.P. Patches honored Saturday

By Sara · September 6th, 2012 · No Comments

We know, we know…this event is not in Fremont. But we also know that Fremont holds a special place in their collective heart for Seattle icon J.P. Patches and his decades-long legacy of delighting kids and adults alike.

J.P. posing with his Fremont doppleganger- photo from J.P.’s FB page

Chris Wedes played J.P. Patches for more than 50 years. He died July 22 after a long battle with blood cancer. He was 84. A free public celebration of of J.P. Patches and Wedes’ life will take place this Saturday, September 8, at 11:00 am at McCaw Hall (the Opera House) at the Seattle Center. The event will be hosted by Chris’s longtime friend Pat Cashman, who will be joined onstage by family members and other Patches Pals to honor Wedes and remember his unique spirit.

Doors open at 10- seating is first-come, first-served and there is a $5 suggested donation. All proceeds go to Seattle Children’s Hospital, (a favorite charity of J.P. and the Wedes family).

The celebration will be streamed live here and rebroadcast on channel 7 at 8pm that night.

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