(WSB photo of 2010 Admiral 4th of July Kids’ Parade participants)
Start decorating now! Hard to believe – it’s only (exactly) three weeks till the Fourth of July. And yes, once again this year, West Seattle will have its very own unique parade – the Admiral 4th of July Kids’ Parade on Independence Day morning (a Monday this year). Organizer Sherri Chun sent the official word tonight:
The start time is 10:00 am, at the intersection of 44th and Sunset (in front of 1137 Sunset Ave. SW). Kids’ games and treats afterward at Hamilton Viewpoint Park (games are cancelled if it rains). For those who haven’t done this before, it is an easy 1/2-mile walk through the neighborhood, ending at Hamilton Viewpoint Park. Bring your scooters and strollers, and wear your best 4th of July colors! Many thanks to the Admiral Neighborhood Association for providing concessions this year, to Dave Weitzel at Weitzel Construction for providing our port-a-potties, and to Holy Rosary Parish for underwriting our liability insurance, and making our permits possible.
Many people ask if they can help out. There are 2 ways you can help out. One is by bringing a dollar per kid for the donations box. Our permit costs have gone up considerably this year (we have a Parade Permit and a Parks Permit). We need to FILL THE BOX if we are to continue this great tradition. The Admiral Neighborhood Association does not financially support this event – we are community and self-supported. The second way to help out is by bringing a dozen or two water balloons for the annual water balloon toss. Thank you!
It is a BIG, fun parade if you haven’t been part of it before – check the video, and photo gallery, in our 2010 coverage.