Thank you for making Strangercrombie 2010 such a great success! You raised tens of thousands of dollars for two great local charities, and you bought a buttload of sex toys*, celebrity encounters, hot dates, and one-of-a-kind items to make it happen!
Big thanks, of course, to the businesses and creative folks who donated to Strangercrombie. I hope you'll give them your business—they deserve it.
Thanks to Kelly O, who did such a fine job art-directing David Belisle's Night Before Strangercrombie photo shoot. Nancy Hartunian coordinated this monster with her usual good humor and eerie sense of calm. Marty Griswold and our entire sales team rustled up virtually everything in the catalog out of thin air in a very bad economy, the web team dragged the fine art of charity auctioneering boldly into the future, and the editorial staff wrote up the catalog text eagerly and without complaint. They are all fucking champs.
But most of all, thanks to all of you. Every year, Stranger readers and staffers get together and show that we're not just an angry band of complainers and ne'er-do-wells. And it never fails: Every year, I'm blown away by your kindness and generosity. We're a community that gets good shit done. I'm proud of all of you, and I couldn't be more pleased to be a part of the extended Stranger family.
If you didn't win your auction, I'd like to gently remind you that you can still donate to Strangercrombie via our PayPal button. That will stay open through 5 pm Friday; if you give $20 or more to get your very own much-coveted Strangercrombie Donor 2010 badge.
Good work, everyone. You made Seattle a better place today.
* Actually, you bought way more sex toys than a single butt could stand at once.