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Greenwood Seafair Parade ‘Takes Flight’ Wednesday night

July 25th, 2011 · No Comments

The 61st annual Greenwood Seafair Parade – the oldest neighborhood Seafair parade – takes over downtown Greenwood on Wednesday evening. Parade Director Ann Woodward said this year’s parade has a whopping 103 entries – from bands and drill teams to community and school groups, clowns and the Seafair pirates.

Two funny guys from last year’s Greenwood Seafair Parade.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. at the intersection of North 95th Street and Greenwood Avenue North (but the road will be closed at North 103rd Street for staging beginning at 4 p.m.) The route goes south on Greenwood Avenue to North 85th Street, then west to 6th Avenue NW.

This year’s theme is “Greenwood Takes Flight!” The parade’s Grand Marshal is Dr. Bonnie J. Dunbar, retired astronaut and now executive director of Wings Over Washington, an affiliate of The Museum of Flight.

Organized by the Greenwood-Phinney Chamber of Commerce, it is sponsored by 27 local businesses (including PhinneyWood). Fred Meyer is the presenting sponsor.

For the first time, PhinneyWood will be in the parade. We’ll be bringing our PhinneyWood banner over to the sidelines for community members to write what community means to them on the back. Or you can just sign your name, or write down your favorite nickname for the neighborhood. And we’ll be taking plenty of pictures to post later that night.

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