Eatonville Fourth of July Parade honors May Day organizers

Eatonville Fourth of July Parade honors May Day organizers

Eatonville Fourth of July Parade honors May Day organizers

Eatonville’s Fourth of July parade will honor two people who have made a difference in the local community. Julie Clark and Julie Wood will be Grand Marshals of the parade, according to Eatonville Chamber of Commerce president Alana Smith.

“Julie Clark and Julie Wood have been involved in May Day celebrations for 30 years, organizing dancers from the Eatonville School District children and our local dance studio, holding court elections, providing flowers, crowns, gifts and sashes,” Smith said. “Julie Clark was Queen in 1972 and Julie Wood one of three nominees in 1969! Thank you for all your time, commitment and dedication to our schools and community!”

The annual Parade is a hometown tradition that draws spectators to Eatonville to celebrate Independence Day.
Lineup for the parade starts at 11 a.m. at the Eatonville School District Office at 200 Lynch St. W.

The 4th of July celebration also includes a pickup truck raffle, at $1 per ticket. Tickets are available at Arrow, All About You Salon, Center Street Junction, the Eatonville Community Center, or from Chamber of Commerce board members. For more information about the raffle, you can call Alana at (360) 219-5879 or Kelli at (253) 691-8679.

The Independence Day celebration gets underway tonight (Wednesday, July 3) with the festivities and fireworks show. Throughout the evening there are activities and great food, along with live music by The Aury Moore Band and the Brothers Rowe. The fireworks show and music are at the Eatonville Middle School field. Parking is $10 at the middle school, 207 Carter St. E. The Chamber of Commerce sponsors Eatonville’s Independence Day celebrations each year.

Two other groups are also sponsoring events during this holiday:

Eagles Club volunteers to serve Fourth of July Barbecue

Mount Rainier Eagles Aerie #3158 members will host a fourth of Fourth of July barbecue right after the parade Thursday, July 4 at the Eagles Club, located near the intersection of Center Street E. and Weyerhaeuser Rd. N.

“It starts when the parade ends, and we’ll keep on going as long as everyone’s having fun,” said Eagles member Vicky Merrill.

The chicken dinner includes half a barbecued chicken with potato salad, beans and watermelon, for $10. Also on the menu is a hot dog meal, including a hot dog, chips, soda, pop, and water for $5.

Commemorative quilt raffle benefits Eatonville Family Agency 

 The Pay it Forward Club, a group of Eatonville quilters, is making a denim quilt, and raffling it to benefit the Eatonville Family Agency. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the agency. The drawing will be Friday, July 5, at 12 noon.

The raffle drawing will be held at Center Street Junction across from Key Bank. Tickets for this beautiful handmade quilt will be available at Postnet, the Center Street Junction and the Eatonville Family Agency. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5.


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