The Wallingford Family Parade is calling all volunteers. Mike Ruby, long time contributor to the neighborhood and the blog, writes in:
Be a part of one of Seattle’s oldest and most loved events, the Wallingford Family Parade!
This year’s parade date is July 14, Bastille Day, so producers have proclaimed all of Wallingford “French for a Day!”
We need HELP! It takes a village to make an event and we’re a mere skeleton crew. If you have a few unfettered hours in July, we’d be forever grateful. As to volunteer opportunities, there are LOTS: from sign placement to traffic control, from balloon delivery to participant registration. We’d also LOVE to find a Volunteer Coordinator for this and future parades.
For general parade info, please visit www.wallingfordparade.org
Here’s the link to volunteer registration: www.wallingfordparade.org/volunteer
For those unaware of the Family Parade, the Wallingford Family Parade is Saturday, July 14th from at 11am. The parade falls on Bastille Day and the organizers have embraced the French theme in honor of the day. The parade is one of the neighborhood’s annual events related to SeaFair. I profess to not fully understanding the web of events related to SeaFair, so I will borrow “sanctioned by Seafair” from the parade’s website.
The Wallingford Family Parade has been around for 69 years. Many of you will remember it as the Kiddie Parade, its previous name. It has gone through ups and downs over the years. It has persevered and is now run by a new non-profit “Celebrate Wallingford.” We welcome this new group, and encourage the neighborhood to turn out to support this neighborhood tradition.
Kids can participate by marching in the parade. Some neighborhood schools coordinate groups, but you can simply show up at 10am the morning of the parade. Show up in your best parade get up. If past years are any guide, kids have a great sense of what to wear to a parade.
Adults can participate by volunteering by checking out the links above.