The youngest paraders: Rotary Club of West Seattle Kiddie Parade

July 25, 2010 at 2:21 am | In Rotary Club of West Seattle, West Seattle Grand Parade, West Seattle news | 1 Comment

(All photos by Christopher Boffoli unless otherwise credited)
There were actually two parades in West Seattle on Saturday – with the Rotary Club of West Seattle-presented Kiddie Parade charming the crowd in The Junction ahead of the American Legion Post 160 Grand Parade. This participant had not just a tiger in the tank, but also on the head:

Other creative costuming was sighted, too:

And just like in the Grand Parade, some cool cars made their way down the route:

Yes, the proper parade rider must have sun protection:

(Photo by Creighton Yost)
But it’s not a parade without a banner – here’s the banner that always leads this parade off:

(This photo and the subsequent three, by Mindon Win)
Also carrying a banner – the newly crowned 2010-2011 West Seattle Hi-Yu Junior Royalty:

Music provided by the Junior All-City Marching Band!

If you missed it this time around, remember the Kiddie Parade is right before the Grand Parade every year, and all kids are welcome to join in.

1 Comment

  1. Missing the Kiddie Parade was the one disappointing thing about veiwing the Grand Parade near it’s start.

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    Last year was my first time to the Parade in many years, and the Alki Car Show was the same day. So, I decided to find a viewing spot at/near the start of the Parade, so as soon as it was over, I could walk down to the Car Show.

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    So, even though the Car Show was last Saturday this year, I decided to head to the same area as last year for the Parade. (And got a spot on the bus stop bench in front of Hiawatha again! :cool: ) That way, what with my issues with being stuck in crowds, I could escape northbound, and hang out in Admiral for awhile, rather than facing huge crowds going the opposite direction, no matter what direction I was going, had I been more in the middle of the parade.

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    Mike

    Comment by miws — 6:37 am July 25, 2010 #

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