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Sponsors and volunteers needed for Greenwood Seafair Parade

February 24th, 2011 · Comments

The 61st Annual Greenwood Seafair Parade is set for July 27, but organizers need lots of volunteers and sponsors to make it happen. The oldest neighborhood Seafair parade in the region, it attracts thousands of people to downtown Greenwood to see more than 100 entries, including floats, bands, drill teams, clowns, school groups, Mexican Dancing horses, and the infamous Seafair Pirates.

Two of the many clowns from the 2010 Greenwood Seafair Parade.

Sponsored by the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce, the parade runs south along Greenwood Avenue from North 95th Street to North 85th Street, then heads west to 6th Avenue Northwest.

“We are looking forward to this year’s event and want to invite folks to be involved,” Parade Director Ann Woodward said in a press release. “You can volunteer on the parade committee or become a parade sponsor and take advantage of promoting your business. Sponsors get to have an entry in the parade and enjoy the cheers of the crowd.”

Parade sponsors so far are Fred Meyer, Swedish Hospital/Ballard Campus, Bleacher’s Pub and Naked City Brewery & Taphouse.

For more information about the parade or how to get involved, contact the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce at 206-355-5362 or info@greenwood-phinney.org, or check out the parade’s website, where you’ll find a fact sheet, participant form and sponsorship form.

The Greenwood Seafair Parade is from 6-8:30 p.m. on Wed., July 27. This year’s theme is “Greenwood Takes Flight,” with Grand Marshall Bonnie Dunbar, retired astronaut and Executive Director of Wings Over Washington, an affiliate organization of the Museum of Flight that is working to bring a retired Space Shuttle to the museum.

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