Another 4th of July postscript: The Kenney puts on a parade

July 5, 2012 at 4:10 pm | In Holidays, The Kenney, West Seattle news | 3 Comments

And another 4th of July story emerges … this one likely to make you smile. Another parade – one we didn’t hear about till The Kenney (WSB sponsor) sent photos today, along with this report:

We’re all a “Kid at Heart” on the Fourth of July!

The Kenney Retirement Home in West Seattle celebrates their very first “Fourth of July Parade”! Residents decorated their own “wheelchair floats” complete with balloons, streamers, stars, sparkle flags and fun flair – balloon fashioned hats, drums, and more. The Kenney residents received honks and waves from passing cars and local West Seattle residents as they made their way down Fauntleroy.

The festivities began with a flag ceremony from a local Boy Scout Troop, Pack 282, led by troop leader Eric Linxweiler, followed by a carnival celebration in our Community Rooms; which included fishing games, bean bag toss, horseshoes, and face painting. It was a great day to be had by all seniors living at The Kenney!

Amy Seebeck, Director of Activities, and all the Activities Staff

So with the West Seattle 4th of July Kids’ Parade (WSB coverage here) and the 32nd SW Bike Parade (noted here, thanks to info/photos from neighbors), that makes at least three parades yesterday – anybody else?

3 Comments

  1. so freaking cute! Wish I would’ve witnessed this!

    Comment by MB — 6:38 pm July 5, 2012 #

  2. This is wonderful – what a great event. Thank you Kenney staff, Boy Scouts and everyone else involved.

    Comment by Laurie — 9:02 pm July 5, 2012 #

  3. Sorry we missed it! My family will be there for sure next year. What great fun for the residents of the Kenny home. Thank you Kenny for making this event happen.

    Comment by fauntleroy fairy — 8:30 am July 6, 2012 #

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