West Seattle Hi-Yu wraps up “very successful” parade season

Unless you’re personally involved with the West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival, you may not realize that its volunteers are at work for months before the peak summer events, and months afterward – pretty much all year round. But parade season is ending after tomorrow, and Hi-Yu President Tim Winston sent these photos with this update tonight:

We are wrapping up a very successful parade season with the Issaquah Salmon Days Parade, Saturday at 10 am.

This will be the last outing for our “How Sweet It Is” candy-themed float. It has won awards in 7 parades (out of 8 where we are eligible).

Thanks to John at GT Towing who has been storing our float.

BTW, Monday starts the new season for Hi-Yu. I am president again for the next year and most of the board is continuing.

Our major project for the fall is a new, covered float trailer. We are looking for a few major sponsors that will be recognized with advertising on the new trailer. A photo of a trailer like the one we plan to order is attached.

Thank you!

Tim Winston
West Seattle Hi-Yu Summer Festival

5 Replies to "West Seattle Hi-Yu wraps up "very successful" parade season"

  • LAP October 3, 2009 (12:01 am)

    I helped build my own float when I was a Hi-Yu Princess….we had a lighthouse on ours – and the light was timed exactly to be the same as the Alki Lighthouse. We won awards, too. I thought this year’s float was very nice – congratulations on 7 awards…..good luck at Salmon Days. Have fun spreading the goodwill of West Seattle!

  • miws October 3, 2009 (8:00 am)

    Congrats and thanks to all involved with Hi-Yu, for a great summer of fun! :cool:



  • Arbor Heights Dad October 3, 2009 (9:25 pm)

    Chief Sealth High School Band was also at the Salmon Days Parade bringing home the 1st place pirze over high school bands such as Interlake, Skyline, Liberty and Issaquah. Averaging a score of 97% out of 100

  • WSB October 3, 2009 (9:26 pm)

    Awesome! Some of them were at the Seattle Lutheran homecoming too – still working on that story and have a video clip of them, will mention the SD award – TR

  • DS October 4, 2009 (8:35 pm)

    I’m sending a heartfelt THANKS to EVERYONE who helped make this Hi-Yu Festival so wonderful this past year – that would include: Royalty – past and present, family, friends, board members, members, organizations, businesses & service clubs, sponsors, float drivers/builders/helpers/ walkers/banner carriers, the media, and the West Seattle community! Please continue to stay involved and keep helping. p.s. Congrats to all for such an awesome float this year. You brought home another award from the Issaquah parade!! Kudos!

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