The Bellingham Business Journal
Pickford Film Center (PFC) is proud to announce it’s the lucky recipient of a $3,000 donation recently generated by the first Bellingham Moonlight Ramble. The Moonlight Ramble group organized the event with the intention of raising funds to help complete construction of Pickford Film Center at 1318 Bay St. The event took place on Oct. 3 with more than 125 cyclists joining in.
“We are thrilled by the amazing grassroots support from The Bellingham Moonlight Ramble. We are in the home stretch of our capital campaign and it’s community members like these who have an idea and take the initiative that continue to inspire us as we reach our goal,” said PFC Executive Director Alice Clark.
Last spring, Wilson Engineering partnered with a group of five WWU students to develop The Bellingham Moonlight Ramble, a late-night fun bike ride in Bellingham as part of an events-planning class. Three of the students continued to work on the project through the summer and fall soliciting sponsors, promoting the event, and planning details of the bike ride. Early in the planning process, the group defined the event as a night-time bike ride that would benefit the Pickford Film Center, a local favorite among WWU students.
“It has been an adventure, we were all novices. Remarkably, the ride accomplished all we set out to, raised money for Pickford, promoted local bands and businesses, celebrated street musicians, and sold a lot of bike lights. Riders I talked to said they had fun and I would like to give special thanks to the Harvest Moon as the star of the show,” said Ramble organizer Marc Curtis.