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West Seattle Blog… | West Seattle Grand Parade Report #3: People!

If you were somewhere in Southwestern California between Admiral or The Junction, watch today’s show Great West Seattle Parade, congratulations on being part of his big comeback! We’ve already posted photos of the winners, as well as a video of the entire parade, but we wanted to give even more thanks to the people who took part:

Above, with Orville Rummel Trophy for Outstanding Community Serviceis this year’s winner Deb Barker – we told his story here last Monday (along with a list of previous winners); it is a special honor presented by the Parade Committee each year (except for the recent hiatus). It was driven by a local entrepreneur and conservative John Bennett in his classic Cadillac convertible. Also in a classic convertible, a 1972 Eldorado, this year’s Grand Marshal, restaurateur and small business advocate Dan Austin:

The winner Highland Park Improvement Club entrance (also featuring a replica of the fire-damaged HPIC building) had a guest of honor – riding in Kelly LylesThe art car of was the former president of HPIC Martha Mallett:

(Photo by Holli Margell)

Parade co-sponsor potter building (BMS sponsor) Founder Gary Potter walked with his company’s entry:

Of West Seattle Baseballthe tournament champion Red All-Stars 10U:

(Photo by Holli Margell)

Two elected officials residing in West Seattle participated in the parade – King County Executive Dow Constantinewith a battery-powered electric Metro bus…

…and US House Rep. Pramila Jayapalwalking with the 34th District Democrats

The only entrance to the city was the seat of Admiral North Seattle Fire Engine 29:

(Photo by Holli Margell)

Again, if you weren’t there, you can watch our video of the entire nearly hour-long parade – brought to you by the Rotary Club of West Seattle Service Foundation – here; see the winners here.