Well, what can we say? Strangercrombie 2003 exceeded our wildest expectations. We had high hopes for this year's catalog, stuffed as it was with awesome gift packages and one-of-a-kind experiences. Local folks contributed more than $12,000 worth of goods and services to Strangercrombie 2003, and there were numerous priceless items, including lunch with the mayor, passes for arts events like SIFF and Bumbershoot, and VIP treatment at clubs all over town. And, of course, we auctioned off bits of The Stranger itself to the highest bidder, from the cover of our paper to the editorial integrity of our writers. Strangercrombie 2003 was a benefit for Northwest Harvest and before the auction began, we set $15,000 as our goal.

Strangercrombie® 2003 took in an amazing...


That's right! We surpassed our goal by more than $4,000 and came close to breaking 20K!

Some of the high bids included...

$3,501: Design the Stranger Cover

$1,108: Photo Session with Charles Peterson

$555: Art Show at Re-bar

$510: Two SIFF Passes

$456: Rave Book Review by Christopher Frizzelle

$445: "Imelda's Closet" Gift Pack (shoes from Frankie, John Fluevog, Nuvo Moda/Moda Xpress, and Five Doors Up)

$445: Lost Weekend in Downtown Seattle

$332.50: God of Easy Street Records

$350: Club Medusa Mega-Bash

$305: Lunch with Mayor Greg Nickels

$278: Book Buying Spree with Nancy Pearl

$152.50: Lunch with Nicole Brodeur

And the item that went for the smallest amount of money...

$20.50: Video of Bradley Steinbacher Eating a Dozen Doughnuts

Full results at www.thestranger.com/specials/strangercrombie.

The Stranger would like to thank everyone who took part in our online auction. First and foremost, we want to thank all of you out there who bid on the items for sale--without you, we wouldn't have brought in a cent. We also want to thank everyone who donated goods and services to Strangercrombie 2003. Thank the individuals on this list and patronize the businesses--and tell 'em you saw 'em in Strangercrombie!

107.7 The End/KNDD -- 5 Doors Up -- 5th Avenue Theatre -- Ace Hotel -- Atlas Clothing Co. -- Bailey/Coy Books -- B-Bam! -- Brenneke School of Massage -- Broadway Wok and Grill -- Century Ballroom -- Charles Peterson -- Chop Suey -- Club Medusa -- Conor Byrne Pub -- Consolidated Works -- Cosmetic Laser Centers -- The Crocodile Cafe --Déjà Vu Showgirls -- Doc Maynard's -- Downunder Nightclub -- Easy Street Records -- The Erotic Bakery -- Experience Faux Spa (Home of Mehndi Madness) -- Fenix Underground -- Frankie -- Garage Bowl -- Graceland -- Grand Hyatt -- Greg Nickels -- Hello Gorgeous -- Hell's Kitchen -- Henry Art Gallery -- High Maintenance Skin Care -- House of Blues -- Ian -- Jake Nelson -- Jason Puccinelli -- Jazz Alley -- Jim Hadley Photo -- Joe Newton -- John Fluevog Shoes -- Kaboom Tattoo -- Larry's -- Last Supper Club -- Lock and Keel -- Jai Thai -- LaTara Thomas -- Matthew Richter -- MercuryDVD -- Moda Xpress -- Moore Theatre -- Nancy Pearl -- Neighbours -- Nick Licata -- Nicole Brodeur -- Nuvo Moda One Reel -- Peter Steinbrueck -- The Rainbow -- Re-bar -- Rendezvous -- Retail Therapy -- Scarecrow Video -- Seattle International Film Festival -- The Showbox -- Silver Platters -- Sonic Boom Records -- Steve Pool -- Studio Seven -- Stuff Cafe & Collectibles -- The Sunset Tavern -- Team Nickels -- Tiki Bob's Cantina Tommy's Nightclub -- Toys in Babeland -- Tractor Tavern -- VAIN -- The Vera Project -- Wax on Spa -- West 5

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