Though it’s doubtful that Elvis ever passed through Capitol Hill on his visits to the Seattle area, his memory still lives on in the minds of many local residents.
This year the image of The King looms large as Elvis Birthday Week culminates in the 16th Annual Seattle Invitationals, the search for Seattle’s Best Amateur Elvis that takes place this Saturday.
Ronnie Earl Porter, a long-time Capitol Hill resident and winner of the 2011 Seattle Invitationals, is back again to sing, swing and sway and try once again to take home the Winning Belt of Elvis Honor.
Another Capitol Hill resident, Margaret Darcher, has thrown her hat into the ring in her first attempt to win the moniker of Seattle’s best amateur Elvis. She’ll be singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You” and hopes to go home with the crown.
If you want to see these two competitors, you can visit the website Seattle Invitationals for more information and tickets.
And now for the best part of the Capitol Hill/Elvis Connection, for ONE DAY ONLY, on Friday, January 11th, in honor of the Seattle Invitationals, TOP POT DOUGHNUTS located at 609 Summit E. have created and will be serving the King’s Rings, a maple-crème covered doughnut smothered in caramelized bacon!
Tickets still available, just visit Seattle Invitationals. It’s $15 today or $20 tomorrow at the door. See you then!