A public celebration of the life and legacy of J.P. Patches (played for more than 50 years by Chris Wedes) will be held on on Saturday, September 8 at 11 a.m. at McCaw Hall at Seattle Center.
Wedes passed away on July 22 after a long illness.
Organizers say the emcee for "A Celebration of J.P. Patches" will be Wedes' good friend Pat Cashman, who will be joined onstage by family members and other notable Patches Pals for a fond look at what Chris Wedes and J.P. Patches will always mean to Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.
"A Celebration of J.P. Patches" will be free and seating is first-come, first-served. Organizers have not yet said what time the doors will open.
Suggested donation at the door is $5, with all proceeds going to Seattle Children’s Hospital, favorite charity of J.P. and the Wedes family.
The celebration is made possible with support from Seattle Center, History House and many Patches Pals too numerous to mention.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Chris Wedes asks that donations be made to Seattle Children's Hospital
You can also have an inscription engraved on one of the pavers that surround the "Late for the Interurban" J.P. Patches and Gertrude statue in Fremont. Click for information.