West Seattle Grand Parade countdown: Judy Pickens presented with Rummel Trophy

July 16, 2013 at 8:33 pm | In West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival, West Seattle news | 5 Comments

We’re at the West Seattle Hi-Yu Concert in the Park, with the West Seattle Big Band serenading concertgoers on the east lawn at Hiawatha, and a few special guests – including Judy Pickens, above with WS Grand Parade co-coordinators Dave Vague (left) and Jim Edwards, who presented her with the Orville Rummel Trophy for Outstanding Service to the Community (named after Hi-Yu’s founder). We’ll add video and another photo or two later (plus a separate story about the concert), but Judy’s key point was to urge people to find something “bigger than yourself.” Her many years of service have included helping kids with reading and with a salmon-raising program that benefits not only the youth but also local waterways – particularly Fauntleroy Creek, where she is a watershed steward. The crowd here gave her a couple good rounds of applause, but please show your support for community volunteerism and cheer Judy as she goes by toward the end of this Saturday’s Grand Parade (11 am start at California/Lander, heading south to California/Edmunds).

ADDED 11:19 PM: Listen in as Jim and Dave introduce Judy, and she offers words of thanks and wisdom:

Our parade countdown continues Wednesday!


  1. Congratulations Judy and thank you for showing the salmon some real love. *Very* nicely done!

    Comment by westseattledood — 8:35 pm July 16, 2013 #

  2. Congrats, Judy, from a grateful neighbor! So very well-deserved. You’re a sterling role model for all us wanna-be-do-gooders.

    Our little corner of the planet has benefited greatly over the years from the effort you relentlessly bring forth. Thanks so much for all you do.

    Comment by Tom — 8:46 pm July 16, 2013 #

  3. Judy is so deserving of this award! She has amazing passion and endurance to do all the things she does. All of her work and projects have made West Seattle a better place to live.

    Comment by Cindi Barker — 11:05 pm July 16, 2013 #

  4. Judy is amazing. We are so blessed to have her in our community. Best wishes to you Judy, and thank you for ALL that you do!

    Comment by Cathy F — 9:52 am July 17, 2013 #

  5. Congratulations, Judy! What a special person who has done so much!

    Comment by Merrily — 2:48 pm July 17, 2013 #

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