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.
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.