Letters to the Editor

Thank you for participating in Kiddie's Parade

The Arlington Fire Department Women's Auxiliary would like to thank all the kids who endured the heat and participated in the 2008 Arlington Kiddies Parade. It's fun to see the creativity that kids and parents put into it and making this event so special. Our gratitude to those who showed up to watch the event, a parade isn't complete without a crowd to cheer you on.

The AFDWA is a volunteer group and we rely on donations to fund this event. We would like to thank the following individuals and businesses, we couldn't have done it without them. Norma Jean Syrie of Olympic Escrow, Georgia Swift of New Beginnings Thrift Store, Coca Cola Dist. in Marysville for the beverages, Haggen Food and Pharmacy for the popsicles and Splash the Mascot, Boston's Gourmet Pizza for pizza, coupons and Lionel the Mascot, Cold Stone Creamery, Red Robin, Olympic Theatre, Local Scoop, Walmart, Copy Mail & More, Cascade Valley Hospital, The City of Arlington and The Arlington Fire Department.

We would like to thank those who volunteered their time for our event.

Judges: Darlene Strotz, Sandee Scribner, Kathy and Kaitlin Larson.

Sign Carriers: Jordan and Olivia Kraski, Nate and Grace Metcalf, Katelyn and Ella Strittmatter, Joseph Brand, Camden Schmidt, Cody and Riley Oakes, Nick and Kyle Schroeder, Kyle and Alex Nyblod, Molly Nyblod, Brody and Aspen Bates. Last but not least our M.C. Sarah Cofer.

We look forward to next year's event, mark your calendars for June 27, 2009. We can't wait to see what you'll come up with next.

Jonna Dickison, Kiddies Parade Chairperson, AFDWA

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