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Sign up to participate in Friday Harbor 4th of July parade

The honorees for the Friday Harbor 4th of July Parade, the Grand Marshals, Honored Citizens and the Sam R Buck Community Award Winner were announced by San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce this week. 

Waiting for the 2022 parade to start.  Photos by Sharon Kivisto

Dogs in the 2022 4th of July Parade.  84-image slideshow

Grand Marshals: Brian Brown, Dave Moorhouse and Tom Starr are filling the roles of Grand Marshals this year. Their entrepreneurships range from being pioneers in the banking industry and to many business ventures between the three of them, going back 40 plus years. These men are very committed to our community and active in business and service. 

Honored Citizens: This year are Donald Pollard and David Ralston, who moved here 40 years ago and quickly became  active in the San Juan Community Theatre. Donald is presently working on writing his 10th play and while not doing that, these two are active in the Animal Protection Society of Friday Harbor as well. 

Sam R Buck Award: Bill Gendron who was instrumental in the Homes for Islanders sweat equity housing program.  This year the Chamber is adding a new honoree to the parade. Each year at the Chamber’s Annual Meeting, a community member is presented  the Sam R Buck Award, which is a San Juan Island business member that excels in quality service not only to his business but also the Town of Friday Harbor and San Juan County. 

Parade applications: You still have time to get your entry in. And we have some great entries so far, plus a couple of surprises. The parade will start at approximately 10:30 am, Tuesday July 4th. A full day of music, food and entertainment will culminate with a glorious fireworks extravaganza over the scenic Port of Friday Harbor.

To participate in the 2023 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, you can pick up an application at our office at the corner of 1st and Sunshine Alley, or email: becki@sanjuanisland.org for an application, or download it at https://sanjuanisland.org/4th-of-july/

Last modified onSaturday, 17 June 2023 16:49

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