Save the date for the Kiddies Parade and stop by the FamilyWorks table!
Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade & Street Fair
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Parade at 11 AM (on N 45th St)
Street Fair 10-5 PM (on Wallingford Ave)
Wallingford holds the longest continuous running Kiddies Parade in Seattle (since 1949!). The 61st Annual Wallingford Seafair Kiddies Parade is a Seafair Sanctioned Community event designed for children young or old. Families, groups and individuals are invited to participate. All children are invited to march in the parade! Family groups do not need to fill in an application, just come to the check-in tent (see map) . Dressing in costume is encouraged, but not required. Just show up and register. Drill Teams and vehicles must fill out an application and send it in by June 15th. Join the Seafair clowns, various bands, pirates, fire trucks, and much more in a fun parade, then stop by the Wallingford Street fair for more fun, food, kids activities and rides.
Download: Parade Application Parade Rules Parade Map
Wallyhood Blogger Team (Baby Z with parents in tow) visited FamilyWorks on Thursday, our busiest day. We were so excited to see their resulting post today on the Wallyhood blog. They did a wonderful job both observing and describing the essence of FamilyWorks, and we are very appreciative of their time and space. You can find a link to the Wallyhood blog in our Blogroll on the right, or you can click here to see the article on FamilyWorks. Thank you, Wallyhood!
Are you confused about which groups do what in Wallingford? You’re not alone. Thanks to our friends at Wallyhood Blog, we now have a handy little list of people in charge. Click on the links below to learn more about each, or check our BlogRoll to the right for more Wallingford links!
- Wallingford Chamber of Commerce: Presided over by Kara Ceriello of Not A Number, the chamber represents the business interests.
- Wallingford Community Council: One of the 23 community councils around the city, the WCC collects under the Lake District Council, which in turn collects under the Seattle City Council. Presided over by Mary Heim, it’s a quasi-governmental organization that deals primarily with land use and residential issues.
- Wallingford Neighborhood Office: An off-shoot of neighborhood planning process of the 1990’s, this a civic organization that seeks to build community within Wallingford by fostering communication and sponsoring events such as the Seafair Kiddie Parade and the Garden Home Tour. Ably led by Janet Stillman.
- Sustainable Wallingford: A hippie love fest of an organization (and we mean that in the kindest possible way), SW is “a group of neighbors and friends of Wallingford who meet every month to educate, participate, and celebrate.” They meet every second Saturday from 10 to noon at Mosaic Community Coffee House.
According to Wallyhood Blog, West Seattle (the blogger’s home turf) experienced a rise in pregnancy precisely 3 months after those long, dark, snowy, stuck-at-the-top-of-the-hill days. We just find this interesting. Haha.