Glinda of the South, the Good Witch, Announces Mayoral Bid in support of Vashon Youth & Family Services

Every dollar you give counts as a vote for Glinda the Good and the good done at VYFS!

Glinda of the South, aka Glinda the Good Witch, has thrown her rhinestone-encrusted hat into the ring to become Unofficial Mayor of Vashon. Glinda is supporting Vashon Youth & Family Services in her bid for unofficial officialdom. “Living in Oz,” Glinda said, “I have had direct experience witnessing the need for Heart, Courage and Direction. VYFS has spent 40 years treating all clients with open Hearts, compassion and understanding, helping young people achieve their goals in education and life, and supporting clients of all ages as they face the most difficult challenges with Courage.”

Glinda will be making appearances at the Farmer’s Market on May 20th and July 10th, at First Friday Fairyoke at The Eagles on July 7th, and on the VYFS OZ Float at Strawberry Festival. You will recognize Glinda around town in her fluffy dress, sparkly crown and magical wand. She may be accompanied by a friendly lion, and perhaps a flying monkey or two.  If you see her, she is quite friendly and prone to hugs. Stop by, say Hi! and cast a vote for Glinda and VYFS in this year’s Unofficial Mayoral contest!  You can also vote online May – July 22nd at, or at the Glinda boxes placed at local businesses.

Votes are $1, you can vote early and vote often. There is no voting age - kids of all ages can vote, and funds raised go to support the Chamber of Commerce and Vashon Youth & Family Services, including:  Parent Education & Support Services, Before and After School Child Care, Mental Health Counseling, Crisis Intervention and The Wellness Voucher Program.

The Mayor will be announced Saturday, July 22nd at the Strawberry Festival Beer Garden.

Remember, give as much and as often as you’d like to support essential social services on Island. Every dollar you give counts as a vote for Glinda the Good and the good done at VYFS!