My Edmonds News for the third straight year will be providing a live broadcast of both the children’s and main Edmonds Kind of Fourth of July parades, ensuring that anyone, anywhere with an Internet connection can access the parade in real time via a computer, tablet or smartphone.
“We’re proud to announce that Edmonds Community College once again will be the presenting sponsor of the parade live streaming, which will be viewable directly from our home page and also via the My Neighborhood News Network YouTube channel,” said Publisher Teresa Wippel. The show will also be archived for later viewing.
Wippel and writer/photographer/local historian Larry Vogel will host the broadcast, coming to you streetside next to the Hazel Miller Plaza.
“Being able to offer a live online broadcast of what is a longstanding favorite event in Edmonds — an old-fashioned small-town parade — merges the best of both worlds: technology and tradition,” Wippel said. “We are proud to once again be able to provide the Edmonds Kind of Fourth experience to anyone who is out of town during the parade or who is unable to attend due to illness or disability.”
“It’s also been gratifying to learn that local retirement homes have been making the parade broadcast available in their common area via a big screen monitor hook-up for senior citizens unable to go to the event,” Wippel added. “And parade participants also were thrilled that they were able to go back later and watch themselves during the archived broadcast.”
The live Internet broadcast will feature ongoing commentary about the parade and its entries, Edmonds history and other fun trivia. Edmonds Community College President Dr. Jean Hernandez will also make an appearance just prior to the main parade to provide a brief update on college events and milestones.
An Edmonds Kind of Fourth activities include the Beat Brackett 5K fun run/walk, Children’s Parade, Main Parade, and — in the evening — entertainment and vendors and fireworks that draw more than 25,000 spectators.
You can learn more at the Chamber website.