“I’ve been an active member of the SCCA because I like to be involved and know what’s going on with neighborhood businesses.”
SCCA Member: Rick Siewert, Siewert Cabinets

Seward Co-op 40th Anniversary

On August 4th, the Seward Co-op will be hosting their 40th anniversary celebration, and you are invited! The event will be held at the East River Flats from noon to 8:00 pm, there will be plenty of food, drink, music, and activities for people of all ages.

There will be musical performances by The Bunny Clogs, Malalmanya, Brass Messengers, Willie Murphy, and Fiddles on Fire (10–12 year olds playing American, Irish and Swedish folk music).

Food vendors include Chef Shack, Barrio Taco Truck, Seward Co-op (sausages, pulled pork and grilled corn), and Chow Girls, Killer Catering (offering vegetarian & vegan menu selections).

Drink and desert vendors will add refreshments to your day, including local beer, root beer and ginger ale by Flat Earth, and Izzy’s will supply ice cream sandwiches.

Booths will include:

  • DERO
  • KFAI
  • HUB Bike Co-op
  • Hour Car
  • Commuter Connection
  • Spire Credit Union
  • Civia
  • Massages by Darcy Sudderth, Patrick Schmidt & Robin Davis
  • Pottery by Chrys Laramy
  • Silk screen t-shirts by Erin Lease
  • Seward Co-op booth (featuring upcoming history book with historical images from the book)

And the following events will keep your children busy:

  • Articulture & Seward Child Care will offer kids activities
  • Face Painting by Peter Thomas

In addition, there will also be 40th anniversary t-shirts for sale, raffle tickets for gift certificates, Seward meat bundles, other Co-op prizes that will be available.

Tom Vogel, the marketing manager at the Co-op, is extremely excited about the event. When asked how it feels to be celebrating the 40th anniversary he said, “It’s quite an accomplishment. If you think of everything that has changed, everything that has come and gone over the last 40 years, it’s certainly amazing that Seward Co-op is not only still here on Franklin Avenue, but stronger and more successful than ever.” He continued to discuss how the community has helped influence the Co-op by saying that “without the community — our members and neighbors in the Seward neighborhood — there would be no Co-op. It’s as simple as that. We are owned by our members in the community, and they have supported us through thick and thin over the past four decades. The Co-op’s success is a testimony to that support.”

The Seward Co-op would like to say thank you to the Seward community for 40 years of support. “The residents of the Seward neighborhood have given us a home, seen the Co-op grow, given of their time, ideas and resources, and joined together as a community to support us. The 40th anniversary celebration on August 4th is a thank you to all who have contributed to the Co-op, in one way or another. We hope to see everyone there.”

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