Scene in Edmonds: Fourth of July (it was a hit) parade

In honor of its 2014-15 season, which features a "Grease" sing-a-long, the Edmonds Center for the Arts was represented with volunteers appropriately dressed. (Recognize the woman in the pink jacket? That's ECA Board member Maggie Peterson, who also happens to be sales and marketing director for My Edmonds News.

In honor of its 2014-15 season, which features a “Grease” sing-a-long, the Edmonds Center for the Arts was represented with volunteers appropriately dressed. Recognize the woman in the pink jacket? That’s ECA Board member Maggie Peterson, who also happens to be sales and marketing director for My Edmonds News,showcasing once again our commitment to the community. (Photos by Caitlin Plummer/My Edmonds News and My Edmonds News TV intern, and a 2013 Meadowdale High School grad.)

It was an indeed An Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parade Friday, with drill teams, marching bands, patriotic floats, military veterans and politicians —  plus children riding scooters, bikes and skateboards, being pushed in strollers and pulled in wagons, and even a few babes in arms.

Red, white and blue was the color combination of the day for all ages of parade watchers and participants Friday. (Photos by Caitlin Plummer)

Red, white and blue was the color combination of the day for all ages of parade watchers and participants Friday.

The 2014 parade — a more-than-100-year-old tradition in Edmonds that is put on by the Edmonds Chamber of Commerce — drew thousands of spectators but also marked the first time that both the children’s parade and main parade were live streamed, thanks to the Chamber’s generous sponsorship, via MyEdmondsNewsTV.com. Both parades are archived on the home page, for those who missed them earlier — or want to see then again.

Special guest during the parade was Diana White, board member for the Hazel Miller Foundation, which provides funding for the entire An Edmonds Kind of Fourth celebration. (White is also a member of the Edmonds School Board.)

Here are the parade’s winning entries:

Most Patriotic: Lynnwood Elks Lodge #2171

Most Original: Diva Upgrades Drill Team

Funniest: The Pirates of Treasure Island

Mayor’s Trophy: Floretum Garden Club

Best Decorated: Lynnwood Emblem Club

Chamber of Commerce Award: Edmonds Historical Museum

In addition, a 5K fun run prior to the parade drew hundreds of runners and walkers, with the top three winners here:

1. Miler Haller

2. Nathan Lewis

3. Steven Hatzenbeler

The Chamber of Commerce will post the full race results next week on Facebook and Twitter.

Mike and Wendy Popke of Lynnwood Honda (actually located in Edmonds) were the parade grand marshals.

Mike and Wendy Popke of Lynnwood Honda (actually located in Edmonds) were the parade grand marshals.

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4 Comments

  1. Great job Teresa and Larry on your TV broadcast!

  2. We who were participants appreciated the broadcasted commentary during the parade. It was fun being part of the Floretum float with marchers. The ,parade watchers also make it enjoyable with their comments and applause. Here’s to next year!

  3. Loved seeing you at the wheel of a hot car with a back seat full of blondes, Teresa!

  4. Not only was the parade cool, but the fireworks display as seen from laying on our backs at the site was totally awesome!

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