Hi-Yu emergency: Can you save the day?


(Partial view of almost-done Hi-Yu Float in its ‘hangar’ this morning; Luna Park is the theme)
This just in, from the WSB inbox. If you or someone you know can help – that will keep West Seattle from going unrepresented as parade season starts!!!!

We have been feverishly working to have the float ready for our first parade of the season, the Irrigation Festival in Sequim. At the last minute, both of our qualified truck drivers are unable to make the trip. It would be a shame to miss for our girls and volunteers, but also because Sequim makes every effort to have their float in our parade.

We desperately need someone who is experienced pulling and maneuvering a fairly large and heavy trailer to pull the float to Sequim early tomorrow morning and drop it in Port Townsend after the parade for next week’s parade. It is a long, but not too difficult day, leaving West Seattle at 5am and returning about 7:30pm. We will cover food and related expenses. It is possible that we can offer a modest stipend.

We would prefer a commercially licensed driver, however, we can also use someone with experience towing and maneuvering a 24’+ travel trailer.

The truck is a Hertz rental and the trailer has been checked out, so the equipment is decent.

If someone can possibly help us out, please email me immediately: timwinston at yahoo dot com.

Thanks, Tim Winston
West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival

Volunteers have been working for months to get the float ready. We saw other evidence of that during a brief look inside the float “hangar” this morning:


We run a lot of requests for help on WSB and they’re all good causes, but we have a soft spot for community parades and the people who give their time and treasure to keep this small-town tradition alive; no matter how growth and development change the look and feel of a community, this is one of the traditions that can continue to nourish a small-town soul.

1 Reply to "Hi-Yu emergency: Can you save the day?"

  • toodles May 9, 2008 (2:41 pm)

    God bless them!

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