7:30 PM: Great night for a concert, and the West Seattle Big Band has drawn a great crowd to the east lawn at Hiawatha.
You still have time to get there – the free concert’s on until about 8:30. More coverage to come!
ADDED: The WSBB, directed by Jim Edwards, played up a storm until almost 8:45! A sample, featuring vocalist Jenaige Lane:
And the big finale:
One more thing to add – the special Orville Rummel Trophy for Outstanding Service to the Community presentation to philanthropist Adah Rhodes Cruzen!
ADDED WEDNESDAY: Adah (above with Michelle Edwards, WSBB member and West Seattle Grand Parade co-coordinator) accepted the award after an introduction by Barbara Edwards, who detailed her philanthropy. Her donations have enabled restoration of some of the murals her late husband, Earl Cruzen, made happen, as well as the new Welcome to West Seattle sign. She noted in her remarks that he had left her “extra zeroes” to carry on his legacy. You can cheer her as she rides with the trophy in Saturday’s parade (11 am, southbound on California SW from Lander to Edmunds).