A Celebration of J.P. Patches
Free Public Event Honors Beloved Figure
Saturday, September 8, 2012 - 11:00 am
McCaw Hall at the Seattle Center

(SEATTLE) A public celebration of the life and legacy of J.P. Patches (played for more than 50 years by Chris Wedes) took place on Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 11:00 am at McCaw Hall (the Opera House) at the Seattle Center. Wedes passed away on July 22 after a long illness.

Emcee for A Celebration of J.P. Patches was Chris's good friend Pat Cashman, who was 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 was presented by the Northwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS), with support from the Seattle Center, History House and many, many Patches Pals too numerous to mention.

A Celebration of J.P. Patches was streamed LIVE and rebroadcast on KIRO channel 7 at 8 pm September 8th, 2012. Below is the entire program courtesy KIRO TV.

And now on with the show ...

"Who, when he saw the first sand or ashes, by a casual intenseness of heat, melted into a metalline form, rugged with excrescences, and clouded with impurities, would have imagined, that in this shapeless mass would turn into smething useful like a glass? Neat huh? I mean without glasses we couldn't see or have anything to put Kool-Aid in!

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