French Avenue residents reminded of July 4 parade

ARLINGTON Fourth of July Parade organizers are reminding residents of French Avenue that there will be a parade on their street starting at 5 p.m., July 4, and the Rotary Club of Arlington has announced a few more items have been added to activities in Haller Park.

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2008 8:19pm
  • News

ARLINGTON Fourth of July Parade organizers are reminding residents of French Avenue that there will be a parade on their street starting at 5 p.m., July 4, and the Rotary Club of Arlington has announced a few more items have been added to activities in Haller Park.
We have been door to door all along French Avenue, but we want to make sure people know, if they want ribbons to tie off their yards or need help putting up signs or anything, they should call us, said Kelly Penny, parade coordinator for Cascade Valley Hospital & Clinics.
Registration forms for the parade are available at the hospital, at the Arlington-Smokey Point Chamber of Commerce Visitor Information Center at 3710 168th St., in Arlington, at City Hall, at 238 N. Olympic Ave., and at The Arlington Times office, at 233 N. Olympic. Line-up for the parade begins at 2:30 p.m. at Haller Middle School, at 600 E. First St.
Anyone who needs information or help defending their yards, should call Penny at 360-913-0635.

Music at Haller Park
New events that are being added to the day full of fun in Haller Park include live music and a bouncy house, as well as free hot dogs to the first 200 kids to arrive.
The current Country Idol contest winners at the new downtown Arlington Variety House will perform from 10 a.m. to noon, and after the Kiwanis Auction, at 2 p.m., Becky Foster and the A-Band will take the stage. The A-Band includes Herb Hamilton on keyboard and horns, Fred Zeufeldt on drums, Greg Beck on guitar, and James Canfield on bass. The local businesswoman owns Bruce & Beckys Interiors in the Marysville side of Smokey Point, but luckily she continues to share her vocal talent and fun musical ensemble with the Arlington community whenever asked. She is very proud of her band.
Herb played as the Whitehouse pianist in 1977 and both Fred and Greg played with the Vice Roys and other Northwest bands through the years, Foster said.
The Becky and the A-Band will return for another set after the parade, from about 6 to 7:30 p.m. while folks gather for the Great Stilly Duck Dash.
The Arlington Kiwanis Clubs auction starts at noon in Haller Park, with an ever-expanding list of treasures and services up for sale to benefit student scholarship programs.
And dont forget the mind-bending ice cream eating contest at The Local Scoop, 434 N. Olympic Ave., where the new pavement of the north section of North Olympic Avenue will be christened with multi-flavored ice creams.
Remember, the carnival, Kiddies Parade and the Arlington Street Fair are all cancelled due to the street renovation project.

Coverage of the Fourth of July
Due to the Fourth of July landing on Wednesday this year, the next issue of the Arlington Times will be published on July 4 itself, which means the paper will not be delivered until Thursday, July 5. Nonetheless, it is still printed on Tuesday, which means that all the fun events will not be covered in the July 4 edition of the hometown weekly newspaper. Winners of the Parade, Duck Dash and Paddle, Pedal, Puff triathlon will be published in the July 11 edition.

More in News

Fences have been put up around Marysville playgrounds to keep kids off. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Marysville leaders concerned as (almost) everything’s closing

By Steve Powell MARYSVILLE – Within hours of Gov. Jay Inslee’s… Continue reading

DOUGLAS BUell/Staff Photos
                                Lead cook Keina Gowins with Presidents Elementary hands out free grab-and-go breakfasts and lunches to students and parents outside the school Wednesday. Presidents and AHS serve as central kitchen sites for preparing meals, which starting next week will expand to 12 delivery sites from Silvana to Oso. Right, Arlington Food Bank executive director Carla Gastineau and Mike Simpson, food bank board president and owner of Arlington Grocery Outlet, partnered with the district with their Meals Til Monday program, and gave a woman a box of donated food while at Presidents.
Arlington students won’t go hungry during the COVID-19 school closures

ARLINGTON – Arlington schools are closed through April 24 to help fight… Continue reading

People gather to pick up special allergy meals before leaving Lakewood High School on Wednesday in Marysville. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Districts taking meals to students since schools are closed

By Stephanie Davey The Herald LAKEWOOD — Children wearing pajamas stood outside… Continue reading

Jon Nehring
Letter about coronavirus from Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring

This is an edited version of a letter Marysville Mayor Jon Nehring… Continue reading


Beware of coronavirus scams SEATTLE – U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran is… Continue reading

Jennifer Thompson, left, and her father Ron Thompson secure a new remembrance plaque to the Oso slide site gate on Sunday, near Oso. Ron Thompson handcrafts a new plaque for the gate every year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Community remembers Oso slide victims, survivors

By Ben Watanabe The Herald OSO — The power of remembering the… Continue reading

Inslee: Stay home for 2 weeks

By Jerry Cornfield and Zachariah Bryan The Herald OLYMPIA — Gov. Jay… Continue reading

Scott Beebe hands out Chromebooks to people in their cars. (Steve Powell/Staff Photos)
Marysville parents anxious to pick up school materials for kids

By Steve Powell MARYSVILLE – A few days ago Marysville schools… Continue reading

Crews will blow garbage into the street and sweep it up over the next few weeks. The city is asking people to move their cars, trash cans and recycle bins when they come around to help them do a thorough job. (Courtesy Photo)
Marysville shuffles workers due to virus, seeks public’s help for sweepers next week

By Steve Powell spowell@marysvilleglobe. MARYSVILLE – From working from home to teleconferencing… Continue reading

Jon Nehring
Marysville leaders’ trip to D.C. productive

MARYSVILLE – City leaders recently obtained advice on how to get more… Continue reading

City Council works toward financing new Fire Station 48

ARLINGTON – The city signed an agreement with Sterling Bank to negotiate… Continue reading