West Seattle Grand Parade wrapup #4: The crowd-pleasers

As our West Seattle Grand Parade coverage continues – that’s the West Seattle Hi-Yu Festival contingent, from the award-winning “How Sweet It Is” float to this year’s Senior Court candidates (coronation 7 pm Monday at West Seattle High School, be there) to this year’s button designer. Other crowd-pleasers – of course, the Seafair Pirates (cover your ears!):

Perhaps the warmest welcome of the day was showered onto J.P. Patches, the beloved clown/TV host who returned to the West Seattle Grand Parade (courtesy of Bill and Cynthia Reid of John L. Scott in Westwood) after a year away, now that he’s feeling up to it:

That photo is by WSB photojournalist Christopher Boffoli, as is this one of comedian/broadcaster Pat Cashman, who as King Neptune presides over all the Seafair festivities this year (and was just here in West Seattle last weekend for the Seafair Pirates’ Landing at Alki):

We mentioned the Seafair Clowns earlier, in our sidelines/behind the scenes report – we have video of them too:

More later – including more of the West Seattle community groups that turned out in force to strut their stuff, as well as the politicians who represented both in the parade and on the sidelines, and a closer look at paradegoers. And again, we have two photo galleries you can check out via Flickr – Christopher’s photo set here, and the West Seattle Blog group here (if you have parade photos, please consider joining the group to share some of ’em)!

3 Replies to "West Seattle Grand Parade wrapup #4: The crowd-pleasers"

  • Fumikob July 18, 2009 (6:41 pm)

    I videotaped Seattle All-city Band marching and posted on YouTube:

    They will be marching in Chinatown tomorrow.

  • Jim July 18, 2009 (6:57 pm)

    My compliments to the American Legion crew who produced the parade. I wish I could have been there, but as you know family priorities required my presence elsewhere. Great job by the 2nd generation workers who coordinated the assembly area, especially my daughter Michelle. I left you a big job this week, and by all accounts from home, here on the blog and the twitter stream, you nailed the timing and handled everything perfectly. Great job!

  • Michelle E. July 19, 2009 (2:33 am)

    Thanks Dad. :)

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