Admiral 4th of July Kids’ Parade, report #1: Post-parade fun

July 4, 2010 at 11:05 am | In Holidays, West Seattle news | 7 Comments

(Admiral Neighborhood Association concession/T-shirt stand at Hamilton Viewpoint)
Now that the Admiral 4th of July Kids’ Parade is over, we’re at Hamilton Viewpoint Park, where there’s lots of time to get here for family games – they’re starting with wheelbarrow races – even if you missed the parade.

This year’s parade was bigger than ever – our unofficial gauge is how long it takes to videotape the entire parade going by, start to finish – almost 14 minutes (we’ll have that video up later) – compared to 11 minutes last year. As promised, County Executive Dow Constantine kicked off the parade at 44th and Sunset (along with West Seattle Hi-Yu junior royalty, and parade organizer Sherri Chun).

But, as the executive acknowledged, there was a surprise visitor – the man who’s kicked it off in recent years – his fellow Admiral resident, former mayor Greg Nickels, there with wife Sharon Nickels and their trusty dog Edgar.

The roads should be open again, in case you are wondering.

12:20 PM: Added a few more photos in the story – including this example of mega-festive patriotic parade decoration:

Our video clips will be in a separate story.

7 Comments

  1. It was fun to watch the kids race each other to be the first to finish the parade!

    Comment by Gina — 11:35 am July 4, 2010 #

  2. Our first year doing the parade with our 2 year old…WHAT FUN! Thanks to the Admiral Neighborhood Assoc. for a great event for kids. It’s a great chance for them to get to be the stars. Everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves, including out little dude.

    Comment by lg — 12:50 pm July 4, 2010 #

  3. What a super event! Really about the kids…loved it!

    Comment by Petunia — 4:51 pm July 4, 2010 #

  4. What a great time! Thank you to all the organizers, sponsors, and those who joined in. Good, plain ol’ fun!

    Comment by TBMR — 7:26 pm July 4, 2010 #

  5. the former mayor looks great

    Comment by ricky bobbie — 10:15 pm July 4, 2010 #

  6. Loved it!!!

    Comment by E — 10:17 pm July 4, 2010 #

  7. Our disgraced former mayor can’t show his face in Seattle anymore after selling out 41 years of city history in letting the Sonics leave town. So he has to grow a unibomber beard to stay incognito. Hope you’re happy, Greg.

    Comment by Sonicsgate — 11:11 am July 6, 2010 #

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