Don’t forget people, tomorrow, Saturday July 7th is the Wallingford Family Festival and Kiddies Parade. The parade starts at 11 am and runs from 45th and Corliss to the Wallingford Center and then down to Wallingford Playfield, where the festival runs noon to 5 pm.
We’ve also heard that Janet Strong* will be stepping down from her post as Executive Director of the Wallingford Neighborhood Association after 15 years at the helm. In honor of her service, she’ll be the Grand Marshall of the parade this year. Come cheer her on.
There will be booths, bouncy houses, music and more. Good times.
Update: Barb writes:
Although the crowds won’t be quite as large as those at Gas Works on the 4th of July, expect to see a lot of folks at the Family Festival after the Kiddies Parade on Saturday.
And all that street food brings with it the inevitable disposable stuff that must be dealt with. You will see recycling / food waste stations that are there to keep as much of that out of the landfills as possible. Remember to STOP – THINK – SORT before you throw your stuff away.
The neighborhood folks working with recycling and the Family Festival need volunteers to help monitor the recycling / food waste containers and help the Festival customers know what goes where.
If you can help keep the Family Festival “green,” call Barb Burrill at 206-818-4857 or stop by a recycling station at the Family Festival and offer your services.
The busiest time of the Fair is between noon and 2 pm, but help can be used up until 5 pm.
And if you’re looking for some warm-up fun before the parade, Professor Banjo will be celebrating the release of his newest CD “Live in Seattle” with a show at the Gypsy Cafe (3510 Stone Way North) on Saturday July 7th, at 10am. $5 per person / $15 per family suggested donation.
Professor Banjo is Paul Silveria, a Northwest musician steeped in the traditions of earlier generations. Participation is a vital element in Paul’s work – from community square dances, to family song workshops, to kids’ shows. His latest release showcases some great moments as kids join the fun!
* Janet Strong? Wasn’t it Janet Stillman? Yep, Janet wrote us a few months back to explain: ”Not divorced. My husband has always wanted to be a Strong (my birth name). 28 years with his birth name and the next 28 with mine. Isn’t he a jewel?” Have you ever heard of anything so sweet?