Buddy (my bulldog) rarely talks politics, but he’s making an exception as he tosses his collar in the ring to run for Vashon’s Unofficial Mayor during our upcoming Strawberry Festival. What’s his party affiliation? That would be Vashon Island Pet Protectors (VIPP)! Near-and-dear to Buddy’s heart, this non-profit works tirelessly for the welfare of the island’s animals.
VIPP’s Mission Statement
Vote Early, Vote Often
Every dollar you donate counts as a vote, e.g. $10 = 10 votes; and the proceeds go to VIPP as a fundraising platform for the charity. The dog with the most votes wins the coveted title of Unofficial Vashon Mayor. Don’t tell Buddy, but he really believes he’s always been the unofficial mayor of Vashon Island, and that neither term limits nor elections apply to him. Voting ends Saturday July 16, 2022 at noon. The winner will be announced that evening.
How to Vote
Online: Just go to www.vipp.org, and the online donation form is front and center right below Buddy’s statesman-like mug.
Local Voting Boxes at the following locations:
- Ace Hardware
- Burton Coffee Stand
- Camp Colvos Brewing
- Faire Isle Animal Clinic
- Herban Bloom
- Island Queen Burgers and Treats
- Pandora’s Box Pet Products
- Snapdragon Cafe and Bakery
- The Hardware Store Restaurant
- Vashon Island Baking Company
- Vashon Island Roasterie and Minglement
Thanks for donating to Buddy’s campaign where proceeds go to Vashon Island Pet Protectors.