Success! $1000 Raised for Dove Center, $1000 for Teen Center

Director Paul Rogers presents $1,000 check to Becca Bloom at Dove House Advocacy Service

On September 10, director Paul Rogers happily delivered a $1,000 check to Becca Bloom at Dove House Advocacy Services and
a $1,000 check to Shayann Hoffer and her staff at The Jefferson Teen Center

These two great organizations do vital work for the community. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute to their ongoing services.

Thanks to all of the PT Deep Squeeze sponsors, auction donors, volunteers and music lovers who generously contributed to the event and made this support possible.

Director Paul Rogers presents $1,000 check to Shayann Hoffer and her staff at the Jefferson Teen Center

Raffle Winners 2017

And the winners are…

Pete Bustanoby takes home the beautiful Noble accordion donated by Petosa Accordions in Seattle.

Jim Goldman takes home the brand new Delicia button box donated by Michael Arralde Expert Accordion Repair in Kent.

Congratulations gentlemen and many thanks to everyone that contributed to the raffle, silent auctions, t-shirts and donations!

Squeeze-In this Sunday

Join us for a mass performance of accordions playing two tunes on Pope Marine Plaza on Sunday September 3, 2017 around 3pm

Any bellowed reed instrument will do — piano accordion, button accordion, concertina, chemnitzer, Cajun box, etc.

This year the tunes are Octopus’s Garden (key of E) and Beer Barrel Polka (key of C).

To help you prepare here is sheet music:

Octopus’s Garden sheet music

Octopus’s Garden chord chart

Octopus’s Garden lyrics

Beer Barrel Polka

the 1st “Squeeze-In”

Raffle of Two Beautiful Accordions

These are the bellowed beauties which we’re raffling at this year’s Deep Squeeze. Don’t miss your chance for winning!

A brand new Delicia Button Box accordion ($2000 value) donated by Michale J Arralde Expert Accordion Repair.

A beautiful Noble 41 key/120 bass accordion ($900 value) from Petosa Accordions.

$10 gets you one chance. $40 gets you 5 chances.

Tickets sold Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Drawing at 3:15 on Pope Marine Plaza.

Mark Your Calendars: PT Deep Sqz 2017

The 2nd Annual Port Townsend Deep Squeeze happens over Labor Day weekend.

That’s September 1, 2 & 3 — Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

Wear your dancing shoes!

The line-up includes:

the Alternators
Creosote
the Mad Maggies
Tangoheart
Those Darn Accordions (TDA)
Tsunami Piñata
Vicki Townsend
and more!


In the News: PT Leader covers the Deep Squeeze fundraising success

Good News

Photo by Stephanie Davey
Photo by Stephanie Davey
Reporter Stephanie Davey of the PT Leader was there at the Port Townsend food bank when we handed the PT Food Bank manager Shirley Moss a check for $1000 and about 200 lbs of food on the Tuesday after the festival weekend. A very satisfying moment!

Read the short article.

One small correction to the article. The Jefferson County food Bank Association can buy food at 4 cents a pound. Yep. You read that correctly. So our contribution actually means they can buy 25,000 lbs with that $1000 check. Squeeze that!

A Resounding Success

Thanks to everyone who helped make the 1st annual PT Deep Squeeze a resounding success!

Thanks to the talented musicians who performed over the three days.

Thanks to our generous sponsors.

Thanks to our volunteers who worked tirelessly in the auction, raffle and merchandise booth.

Thanks to Frank Samuelson for his illustration for the poster and men’s t-shirt.

Thanks Daniel Fiorito for his illustration which is becoming our official logo.

And thanks to the many folks who attended the festival, enjoyed the music, danced and dug deeply into their pockets to help us raise money for the Jefferson County Foodbank Association.

Because of all of your participation and support, this morning we were able to deliver a check for $1000 and about 200 lbs. of canned and dry food to Port Townsend food bank manager, Shirley Moss. The funds will be shared with the entire Jefferson County Food Bank association.

This donation equals 25,000 lbs. of food! Yes, you read that right. 25,000 lbs. The food bank is able to purchase food through Food Lifeline for .04¢ a lb. which is why this all-volunteer organization particularly appreciates receiving cash.

We are touched, inspired and heartened.

See you next year!

Maggie & Paul

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Win a Castle Accordion! PT Deep Sqz Raffle

Thanks to Petosa Accordions in Seattle for donating a beautiful vintage Castle Accordion to help us raise funds for the Port Townsend Food Bank.

Castle Accordion
41 keys / 120 bass buttons
Made in Italy
Value: 895.00

$10.00 raffle ticket buys you a chance of winning this beauty. The more you buy, the greater your chances!

2nd and 3rd place raffle winners receive a fun pack of CDs featuring the music of the PT Deep Squeeze performers.

Winners announced on Sunday at Pope Marin Plaza at 3pm

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