The Festival depends on our members for putting on events, sponsoring scholarship candidates, financial support, and volunteers.
Payments for memberships, scholarship sponsorship, and Souvenir Book advertising can be mailed to:
West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival
PO Box 16130
Seattle, WA 98116-0130
Or you can pay with PayPal:
The West Seattle Hi-Yu Community Festival has been enjoyed by our residents and others in and around the greater Seattle area for over 75 years. We continue to promote our community at 8 regional parades with our float and Junior and Senior Courts.
The Summer Festival advertises and coordinates affordable entertainment by local service clubs and others, which is designed for children, teens and adults. Events, such as the Pirates Landing on Alki, Concert in the Park, and the American Legion Parade, provide wonderful summertime fun.
Our community is the last in Seattle to build a float and participate in area parades. Not only does this promote West Seattle throughout the region, but brings floats from other communities to our parade.
We also run a Scholarship Program. Three outstanding young women earn a place on the Senior Court and are given an academic scholarship based on their community service, essay writing, speaking abilities, academic record, talent presentation and participation in the program. Together with the Junior Court, they represent West Seattle at many of the community festivals throughout Western Washington and support community service projects year round. The following summer the queen represents West Seattle in the Miss Seafair Scholarship Program.
West Seattle Hi-Yu is run entirely by volunteers. We work on fundraisers throughout the year to help supplement the program. Two of our main events are the Annual Gala and our annual sale of Christmas Ornaments, made by local glass artists.
Over the years the support we have received from the business community has been the basis that has allowed our organization to continue pursuing its goals. We hope that all businesses in the area will see the benefit of West Seattle Hi-Yu and will consider participating at one of the sponsorship levels. Thank you so much for your consideration and we look forward to hearing from you by June 1st.
The Souvenir Book is distributed throughout West Seattle and provides information on all of the summer festival activities.
The advertising costs goes toward printing the book and offsetting the cost of summer events, such as building and transporting our community float to parades in greater Seattle and western Washington, scholarships for our senior royalty, Concert in the Park and much more.
The prices and ad sizes are listed below:
Full Page 9 x 7 $500.00
½ Page 4 ½ x 7 $300.00
¼ Page 3 ½ x 4 ½ $150.00
1/6 Page 2 ½ x 4 ½ $110.00
1/8 Page 2 x 3 ½ $ 75.00 (Business Card Size)
Affiliate memberships are available to Service Clubs, Non-Profit Organizations, and Neighborhood Associations. An affiliate membership entitles your representative to one vote at our regular general membership meetings and you will be recognized in our annual Souvenir booklet, which is distributed throughout West Seattle.
Traditionally, Affiliate Members have been offered the opportunity to sponsor a candidate for $120 in the Miss West Seattle Hi-Yu Scholarship Program. The candidate would represent your organization at Hi-Yu events and at activities during the Summer Festival. Last year we decided to change the timeline of the program so that young women would apply in the Fall, a Queen and court crowned in the Spring, and their reign take place in the Summer. This would cut the time commitment from two summers to one for those chosen. We had one applicant during this transition time, who turned out to be an EXCELLENT candidate, and was ultimately crowned during our Spring Tea and Auction in April.
Hi-Yu is an all volunteer organization that was formed to promote the social, cultural and economic interests of West Seattle. Hi-Yu brings together individuals, businesses, service clubs and non-profit organizations to provide free or affordable family entertainment and activities for our community.
Individual membership entitles you to one vote at our general membership meetings (if you are 18 or over). Patron individual members will be recognized in our annual souvenir booklet which is distributed throughout West Seattle.
We encourage your active involvement in planning, conducting and attending the variety of events which Hi-Yu sponsors.