The parade which has been spearheaded by Boundary Bay Brewery manager Janet Lightnerand put together with the help of a volunteer committee is a way to honor and thank local firefighters and law enforcement professionals.
Lightner says she was blown away by the support and success of the inaugural event. “We were standing in the parking lot where the parade begins and wondering if people would even show up,” she says. “At some point a committee member grabbed me and told me to look down Cornwall Avenue. The street was lined with parade-viewing families and friends. I was thrilled with how much of the Bellingham community came out to support that first parade.”
Even if you’re not affiliated with a float, a high school marching band or a bevy of bagpipers, Lightner says you can still take part in the action. Simply show up between 10:30-11:30am at the staging area on the corner of Cornwall Avenue and Ohio Street ready to march, and they’ll fit you into a slot on the roster.
“We’re looking forward to a day full of fun for the entire Bellingham community,” Lightner says. Join her, and find out just what Bellingham’s all about.