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PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears split double header; City issues proclamation

1 hour 15 min ago

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

Sunday, July 5 was a double header for the Highline Bears at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium against the Snoqualmie Hurricanes.

In Fall City last Wednesday, the game between the ‘Canes and Bears ended as a tie because it got dark. Even though it was technically a win for the Bears, the players did not feel like it was and were eager to play Sunday.

The first game went nine innings and the Bears beat the ‘Canes with a score of 14-0. I heard everyone got on base during this game and during one inning, every Bear in the line-up got a chance to hit!

When the second game started, the lead went back and forth between the teams. This was the first game I had seen #33 Garrett Terrell as a pitcher. He started in the outfield and ended up pitching. It looked like the Bears would win, but a missed catch late in the game and a throw home that hit one of the ‘Canes let them pull ahead and win. The final score was 5-6 in seven innings.

Myles Wesener (#11) is back in action after the bad collision June 19 but two of the catchers are injured now.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

The ‘Canes player got hit by the ball running home.

How do you tell if a pitch is hit?

The glove knows…

#16 Anthony Clifford makes the catch.

Sometimes you don’t beat the ball to base…

…and sometimes you do! (#33 Garrett Terrell)

The Bears are off to Kamloops, BC this week for another tournament.

The next home game is against the Everett Merchants on July 17, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

Also, the City of Burien issued a proclamation on the Highline Bears at their July 6 council meeting:

“The City of Burien has issued a proclamation honoring the Highline Bears for bringing semi-professional baseball to the Highline community. Council members voted to support the proclamation at last night’s regularly-scheduled City Council meeting.

The proclamation reads, in part:

The City Council of the City of Burien, Washington honors the Highline Bears for bringing semi-professional baseball to the Highline community. We encourage our residents and businesses to support the team and we wish them much success.  

The Highline Bears are a semi-professional baseball team which is a part of the Pacific International League (a non-profit organization), and is sanctioned by the National Baseball Congress. The Highline Bears players and coaches strive to be role models for local kids and aim to bring the community together through the game of baseball, a community-oriented, family-friendly and team-first sport. The Highline Bears’ home games are played locally at Steve Cox Memorial Park and tickets are affordable ($3 for adults and free for kids 12 and under). The Highline Bears 2015 season started on May 30th and ends on August 2nd.

The City issues proclamations to heighten awareness around or draw attention to community programs, events, issues, achievements and/or initiatives as a show of support and recognition for community endeavors and accomplishments.  The City Council invites the community to join in commending last night’s recipients.”

The 2015 White Center Jubilee Days opens this Saturday, July 11

2 hours 51 min ago

From our sister site The White Center Blog:

The 2015 White Center Jubilee Days opens this Saturday, July 11, and continues through July 19 between SW Roxbury Street and SW 112th Street on 16th Ave SW and 17th Ave SW.

This is a FREE all-ages, outdoor festival packed with live music, food, kids activities, fireworks and fun!

See the full schedule here.

Don’t miss the Hi-Liners’ ‘Rent’ on July 11 & 12 at Renton Civic Theater

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 19:41

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be presenting their Student Edition of ‘Rent’ on July 11 & 12, starting at 7 p.m. at the Renton Civic Theater.

This dynamic musical is set in the East Village of New York City, and is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today.

PG-13, not recommended for young children.

Renton Civic Theater is located at 507 S 3rd Street, Renton, 98057.

Tickets $15, Reserved Seating:

www.hi-liners.org

Burien’s Hi-Liners ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ will be July 9–12 at Renton Civic Theater

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 15:14

Burien’s Hi-Liners will be performing ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ starting at 7 p.m. this Thursday night, July 9, and continuing Friday, July 10 at 7 p.m., and again Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12 at 3 p.m. at the Renton Civic Theater.

Renton Civic Theater is located at 507 S 3rd Street, Renton, 98057.

Tickets $12, Reserved Seating:

www.hi-liners.org

Rated G: Approved for all audiences.

Don’t miss St. Vincent de Paul’s Vintage Sale this weekend; Fashion Show Friday

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:33

Vintage Lovers get ready – don’t miss Advertiser St. Vincent de Paul’s special Vintage Sale this weekend, starting on Friday, July 10 and continuing through Sunday, July 12, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

There will be plenty of vintage clothing, housewares and much more, including a Fashion Show on Friday, July 10, starting at 11 a.m.

Refreshments will be provided.

St. Vincent is located at 13445 1st Ave South in Burien; (206) 243-6370.

For more info, visit www.svdpseattle.org/burien.

Burien Arts free Shakespeare plays in Dottie Harper Park will be July 25, Aug. 1

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 14:27

Burien Arts Association will be hosting a free open-air Shakespeare in the Park production of “The Two Noble Kinsmen” on Saturday, July 25, at Dottie Harper Park (421 S. 146th Street), from 7 – 9:30 p.m.

A week later, on Saturday, Aug. 1, Burien Arts Association will present Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” The free production is also at Dottie Harper Park from 7 – 9:30 p.m.

Bring your chair, some snacks and beverages (no alcohol) and enjoy the free shows.

Ryan Higgins directs “The Two Noble Kinsmen” and Amelia Meckler directs “Much Ado About Nothing.”

The plays are produced by GreenStage, Seattle’s longest-running Shakespeare company.

FREE ‘Music in the Park’ kicks off Thursday night with The Staxx Brothers

Mon, 07/06/2015 - 10:19

Click here to view the embedded video.

Burien’s annual – and FREE – ‘Music in the Park’ Summer Concert Series begins this Thursday night, July 9, with The Staxx Brothers at Lake Burien School Park from 6:30 – 8 p.m.:

Click here to view the embedded video.

Click here to view the embedded video.

As usual, The B-Town Blog/South King Media will be a sponsor of these great events, so be sure to mark your calendars!

Photo by Michael Brunk / nwlens.com

2015 THURSDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Lake Burien School Park
1620 SW 149th Street
Directions

Rainout Location
Burien Community Center
14700 6th Ave SW
Directions

Thursday, July 9The Staxx Brothers


Hip Hop & Soul Thursday, July 16 The Diamond Experience


“The look, the sound, the emotion of Neil Diamond”
Thursday, July 23: Ranger and the Re-Arrangers


Swing standards, traditional Gypsy jazz
and the music of Django Reinhardt
Thursday, July 30: Buena Vibra


Salsa
Thursday, August 6Modern Relic


Country Thursday, August 13Adrian Xavier


Reggae

 

Here’s the Wednesday night lineup at North SeaTac Park:

2015 WEDNESDAY NIGHT CONCERTS
6:30 – 8 p.m.
North SeaTac Park
128th & Des Moines Memorial Drive
Directions

Rain Location:
Park Gazebo

Wednesday, July 15: Whozyamama

A Cajun & Zydeco Band

Wednesday, July 22: Highline Symphonic Band            


A premier community wind band

Wednesday, July 29: Abráce


Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday, August 5: THEATER-IN-THE-PARK (The 14/48 Projects)

The Journey of the Bell:
Tales of Wonder & Adventure
from Hans Christian Andersen

     
Ida and Lisbeth have always been together as the best of friends, inseparable through thick and thin, until the distant sound of a mysterious bell leads them apart on very different paths. Follow their journeys through the vivid imagination of Hans Christian Andersen’s timeless fairytales, including favorites like The Nightingale and The Ugly Duckling. Will Ida and Lisbeth ever find their way back to each other, or will their friendship be lost forever?

For more information, visit http://www.burienwa.gov/index.aspx?NID=792 or call (206) 988-3700.

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Fireworks light up 4th of July sky over Burien’s Three Tree Point

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 12:31

Courtesy Elston Hill and his wife Jackline come these great photos showing the barge-based fireworks display shot off over Burien’s Three Tree Point Saturday night, July 4 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

Also, here’s a slow-motion HD video of a portion of the fireworks show, as shot by Scott Schaefer:

Click here to view the embedded video.

PHOTOS: Colorful scenes from Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 11:59

Courtesy Photographer Elston Hill and his wife Jackline come these great photos of Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade, held Saturday afternoon under gorgeous sunny skies in downtown (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

 

And of these final two photos, Elston said:

“The last two pictures showed pooped children. When I saw the kid for the last picture and how pooped he seemed, I quickly took his picture. The parents were thrilled that I took his picture but then tried to make him smile for me, which was not what I wanted to capture.”

 

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: ‘That Lucky Bracelet’ makes impact on kids with needs

Sun, 07/05/2015 - 10:42

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist…

by Cass Huff

Hey Readers!

Welcome to Cassidy’s Commentary! Today I am talking about an organization that is very close to my heart. This organization is called That Lucky Bracelet or TLB. TLB was founded at the time by 9-year old Sophie Harris. Sophie has a few chronic illnesses so when she was younger she used to have flares and get hospitalized a lot. When asked about how her dream began, and how it has grown, this is what she told me:

“At the time, I was in a hospital in Denver that has an outpatient program that specializes in my specific condition. I made bracelets with the art and child life therapists for my friends that I had made during my time in the unit. Over the years I’ve gotten care packages from friends, family, and several organizations. I noticed it really made a huge difference during my own hospital stays. So I knew that I wanted to find a way to help other patients going through similar things. And I knew that I was very lucky with my health and there were patients that had even more serious conditions. After I was discharged and at home, I started making a ton of bracelets that I ended up donating to Seattle Children’s Hospital. Over the years, my organization has expanded and we are now able to do our “Smile Packages.” In each and every package, we always include a bracelet because that’s where it all started. But of course, I don’t do it alone. I get other teens and some of my friends to help me deliver and stock the packages.”

Sophie is now 15-years old and TLB is still running smoothly. She is still receiving a lot of love and support and continues to make kids smile by giving them their well deserved “Smile Packages”!

“Some people say what I’m doing is ‘So amazing’. But honestly this is simply what I love doing and I couldn’t imagine spending my life doing anything else. I love walking down the hospital halls with my wagons full of toys. And I love being one of the few people who get to walk into the hospital rooms and deliver smiles rather than delivering painful procedures or medicines. Because I truly believe that laughter is the best medicine and it’s an incredible feeling to bring that joy into those hospital rooms. I would say these kids are seriously the most amazing kids in the entire world. And I love them more then I could ever express.”

When I asked her what the hardest part of the job was for her, this is how she replied:

“Well at first I didn’t get very close to the kids I worked with. It was more of a ‘Here’s your Smile Package it’s nice to meet you! I wish you my best!’ and then I left. But over the past couple of years, I have gotten extremely close to my Smile kids. It’s really hard to see them go through any pain whatsoever. A lot of people assume that people like me, who work in these communities are almost like “robots”. They think after you see it enough times it stops being hard. But it doesn’t. It never stops being hard, it actually gets harder and harder. Without a doubt the hardest part is when I have to watch them pass. Losing the kids that I work with is always the hardest part. Definitely.”

And then she quickly added:

“But an answer you might be more expecting is keeping all of the applications and ‘Smile Teams’ organized. It’s also pretty hard to have to turn away and decline applications for families that apply when their kids don’t qualify.”

Then I tried to flip the mood around by asking her what her favorite part was.

“My favorite part is knowing that I’m making a difference in their lives I absolutely love that feeling. I love the relationships I build with the patients and families, it’s honestly incredible. Like last week I was visiting this girl and when I was getting ready to leave she reached out for my hand and refused to let go. She said ‘I’ll only let go if you promise that you will come back next time you’re here and play with me again. Do you promise?’ These kids are awesome and I’m so lucky to get to work with them. So my favorite part is knowing that I’m making in impact on their lives even if it’s just for a few minutes.”

I don’t know about you, but that made me tear up when I read it. Whew! Okay!! Well thank you so much for reading Cassidy’s Commentary! I had so much interviewing Sophie Harris and I hope you liked reading about her incredible story! If you want to donate or find out more about That Lucky Bracelet please go to:

https://www.crowdrise.com/ThatLuckyBraceletSmilePackages/fundraiser/sophieharris1 or check it out on Facebook at Facebook.com/thatluckybracelet

Until next time!

– Cass

VIDEO: Area residents read the Declaration of Independence

Sat, 07/04/2015 - 16:18

We first posted this video on July 4, 2010, but we love it so much we thought it was worth a rerun on this holiday:

Out of the red, white and blue, it occurred to us that our third President, one Thomas Jefferson, who loved new gadgets and devices and inventions and discoveries, would have gotten a kick out of our little digital camera, the size of a deck of cards, not much smaller than a hand-held booklet-sized copy of what is known as the Declaration of Independence.

It was 239 years ago that our Founders were “cutting and pasting” their final draft of what became known as that treasured and precious document, the Declaration of Independence, whose primary author was the then 33 year-old future President Jefferson.

So someone said:

“Let’s take our camera around Burien and Des Moines (and Normandy Park and White Center) and ask our fellow neighbors and friends and passersby to read aloud the Declaration into our new little camera, piece the quotes together into one colorful video, and release it to the nation and world on our various neighborhood news blogs.”

And so we did – well actually Mark Neuman did, then Scott Schaefer edited it – see if you can find yourself, or a friend or two:

Click here to view the embedded video.

(…at the end of the video, look for some amusing outtakes as well as terrific “Happy Birthday USA!” salutations)

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY B-TOWN!

REMINDER: 4th of July Parade starts at 3pm Saturday, follows new route (w/map)

Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:24

REMINDER: Burien’s 94th annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 3 p.m. on Saturday, July 4, and will follow a new route this year!

This event is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will start at SW 152nd Street, heading east from 8th Ave SW, then turn right on 2nd SW and right again at SW 153rd – see map below for the full directions.

Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the parade route in downtown Burien to see marching bands, floats, the Seafair pirates, and much more.

The parade starts at 3 p.m. and runs approximately 2 hours.

Also new this year will be the announcing team of Andrea Reay, Executive Director of Discover Burien, along with “Roving Reporter” Scott Schaefer of The B-Town Blog.

Special thanks to Rairdon’s Honda of Burien for being the title event sponsor for the parade this year, and to Boulevard Park Place, the main sponsor, along with Recology CleanScapes, the other event sponsor.

“We greatly appreciate the support from Rairdon’s Honda and all of our event sponsors and parade participants,” Reay said. “Together we are all making Burien awesome!”

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out enjoying our beautiful city this 4th of July. Many local restaurants and businesses are planning to stay open especially for the parade and will be offering specials. Please note that the parade route has shifted slightly from previous years.

NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR
This year the parade will start on SW 152nd Street and 8th Ave SW, then proceed first eastbound on SW 152nd Street, making a right south onto 2nd Ave SW where it will then move west on SW 153rd and finally finish at Ambaum and SW 149th (click image to see larger version):

Please be sure to get a great seat along the parade route described and arrive early to ensure the best viewing location for you and your family.

If you have any questions at all about the parade please visit our website www.discoverburien.org, email us at [email protected] or call us at (206) 433-2882. We’re looking forward to celebrating this 4th of July with all of you in Burien, the best little city in America.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN
The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at www.discoverburien.org.

PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears bats wake up vs Snoqualmie Hurricanes

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:44

[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

On Wednesday (July 1) the Highline Bears played the Snoqualmie Hurricanes in Fall City.

It was roasting for the start of the game. The light breeze made the field dusty. The Bears’ bats have awakened from hibernation and there were lots of hits. Early in the game one of the ‘Canes got hit by Brandon Mozzone (#5), the pitcher. A few innings later, #3 Kelly was hit by the ball in a throw to first base. He was not out because a player must be tagged by the ball, not hit by the ball. Baseball is not the same as dodge ball.

There was no scoreboard or lights at this field, so I asked the umpire what happens if it got too dark to play. He said a complete game could be called after seven innings if someone was ahead and it was too dark to play safely. The Bears were ahead 4-1 and the umpire thought there would be no problem finishing this game.

A missed catch let the ‘Canes score a few runs and it was 4-3. I asked what happens if the game is tied and it is too dark to play. The umpire said, “If it is past seven innings and tied, then we go back to the last inning someone was ahead to determine the winner.” Another ‘Cane crossed the plate. We were tied and it was getting dark.

We made it nine innings and were still tied 4-4. The coaches and umpires agreed to end the game because of darkness. Technically the Bears won, but if you ask the players, they will decide the winner this Sunday, July 5, at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium in White Center when they have a double header starting at 11 a.m.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

There were a few tough calls for the umpires with all the flying dirt.

#5 Brandon Mozzone pitching.

#5 Brandon Mozzone pitching.

#5 Brandon Mozzone pitching.

#13 Travis Cook at bat.

#44 Joey Gamache before the game.

The dusty field made the Bear’s look like aliens beaming down to play.

Rumor has it the Bears will also be at the Burien 4th of July Parade this Saturday!

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at
https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

PHOTOS: Another amazingly beautiful sunset from Burien Thursday night

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 22:20

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us more great photos, showing Thursday night’s (July 2) amazingly beautiful sunset, taken from Burien.

“Our sunsets are outrageous,” Elston said. “Recently we spent four weeks in Namibia and Zimbabwe. Our guides wanted to set us down at sunset to take sunset pictures. I explained to them that they had marvelous stuff to photograph, but when it came to sunsets which most of their visitors photograph, they pale by comparison to what we see almost every summer evening in Burien.”

 

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

If you’ve got a great photo you’d like to share with our Readers, please email a high-res version to [email protected] and we’ll consider posting it!

July’s B-Town Beat will be Thursday night

Wed, 07/01/2015 - 08:27

The July B-Town Beat is set for this Thursday night, July 2, from 6 – 9 p.m. in downtown Burien.

This month the theme will be “Craft Madness!”

“We’ll have crafts, music and art for every taste in addition to plenty of visual art and photography. Please come out and join us on Thursday July 2nd from 6 to 9 p.m.”

The B-Town Beat is an independent not-for-profit organization formed in early 2013 with the mission of supporting the development of arts, economic stability and community in Burien. The organization accomplishes this primarily through its monthly Music & Art Walk and its second program, the Art Alley Project.

To learn more about the event and the B-Town Beat, visit:

  • www.b-townbeat.com
  • www.facebook.com/BTownBeat

Watch Grateful Dead concert, 4th of July Parade at Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop

Tue, 06/30/2015 - 17:14

Advertiser Pit Stop Bottle Shop wants our Readers to know that they’ll be holding two special events related to the 4th of July this weekend:

  1. Friday, July 3: Grateful Dead ‘Fare Thee Well’ Live PPV concert, which starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3.
  2. Saturday, July 4: 4th of July Parade 4th Beer Garden. “We are turning our parking lot into one big beer garden complete with BBQ!  Perfect for parade watching!” said Joey Hopps. The parade starts at 3 p.m.

Pit Stop Bottle Shop:

216 SW 153rd Street
Burien, WA 98166

Phone: (206) 420-8412

Website: http://www.pitstopbottleshop.com/home.html

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pit-Stop-Bottle-Shop/737372159626990

Email: [email protected]

CASSIDY’S COLUMN: Cass shares her experiences at Camp Korey

Mon, 06/29/2015 - 22:05

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cass Huff is a 13-year old special needs student at Burien’s Sylvester Middle School. She is also our newest columnist…

by Cass Huff

Hello B-town Readers!

I’m so sorry I haven’t written in a while! The day after the end of my 7th grade year, my cousins from Texas came into town. The next week, I went to Camp Korey and had a blast! (As I always do.)

Camp Korey is a camp in Carnation, Washington. It is for kids with differences. It starts in the middle of June and ends in the middle of August. It is Monday through Friday and every week, there are different kids with different disabilities.

I go to about two sessions a year (which is more than most kids.) This last session I went to was for kids with dermatology issues.

In the time span of about five days, we pack as many things as you possibly can. We have a huge camp-wide food fight on the Great Lawn. At the end the local firefighters come and spray water on us from up above!

On another day, we have The Waterfront Festival. Everybody goes down by the lake. There, there are tons of activities. Such as horseback riding, fishing and boating, pet therapy, and going to see their fresh garden!

On the last night (Thursday night) there is this big talent show, where anyone and everyone (counselor or camper) can do anything! But before we can perform, you have to get all dolled up!

Before the talent show, we have an hour of dressing up, getting our nails, hair, and makeup done! But everyone’s favorite thing about “Sparkle and Shine” is that the male counselors are willing to dress up, get their makeup, hair, and nails done. Almost every single male counselor has a bunch of makeup on and their hair sprayed pink or purple.

The part that everyone loves about this camp is that nobody has to worry about their “disabilities.” We can all just relax, have a good time, and be kids.

I’m so glad that I got to share this wonderful camp with you!

I will try to blog a lot more! Keep an eye out!!

Until next time!!!

– Cass

PHOTOS: Two sunrises show off cloud formations in the skies above Burien

Sun, 06/28/2015 - 21:46

BTB Contributor Elston Hill sent us these great photos, showing two different, recent sunrises taken from Burien, looking at the Olympics (click images to see larger versions/slideshow):

“Both were taken about 5:15 a.m. – the first on Sunday morning (June 28), Sunday, and the second on Friday morning (June 26). Note the clouds are almost lenticular.”

If you’ve got a great photo you’d like to share with our Readers, please email a high-res version to [email protected] and we’ll consider posting it!

PODCAST: SeaTac tries to re-brand Code Compliance; Comment of Week & more

Fri, 06/26/2015 - 18:01

Here’s episode #8 of our SoKing News Podcast, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics and Excellence in Journalism Foundation and the Nicholas B. Ottaway Foundation:

Please subscribe to our Podcast, hear previous episodes and rate us on iTunes here!

The 94th annual Independence Day Parade will march through Burien July 4!

Thu, 06/25/2015 - 17:14

Now in it’s 94th year, the city of Burien’s 4th of July parade is the oldest and one of the best attended in King County, and this year it will follow a new route.

Every year, thousands of spectators gather along the parade route in downtown Burien to see marching bands, floats, the Seafair pirates, and much more!

The parade starts at 3 p.m. and runs approximately 2 hours.

Special thanks to Rairdon’s Honda of Burien for being the title event sponsor for the parade this year, and to Boulevard Park Place, the main sponsor, along with Recology CleanScapes, the other event sponsor.

“We greatly appreciate the support from Rairdon’s Honda and all of our event sponsors and parade participants,” said Andrea Reay, Executive Director. “Together we are all making Burien awesome!”

Interested in marching in the parade or becoming a generous sponsor? Please visit the Discover Burien website for more information on how to get involved: http://www.discoverburien.org/events/event/independence-day-parade/ or call their office at (206) 433-2882.

We’re looking forward to seeing everyone out enjoying our beautiful city this 4th of July. Many local restaurants and businesses are planning to stay open especially for the parade and will be offering specials. Please note that the parade route has shifted slightly from previous years.

NEW ROUTE THIS YEAR
This year the parade will start on SW 152nd Street and 8th Ave SW, then proceed first eastbound on SW 152nd Street, making a right south onto 2nd Ave SW where it will then move west on SW 153rd and finally finish at Ambaum and 153rd:

Please be sure to get a great seat along the parade route described and arrive early to ensure the best viewing location for you and your family.

If you have any questions at all about the parade please visit our website www.discoverburien.org, email us at [email protected] or call us at (206) 433-2882. We’re looking forward to celebrating this 4th of July with all of you in Burien, the best little city in America.

ABOUT DISCOVER BURIEN
The Discover Burien Association is a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation working on economic development, business recruitment & retention, education, promotion and marketing of the Burien community. We are a membership based organization, but do not limit our services to only members, we include the entire Burien business community. We work with Burien businesses to find solutions to their problems to help educate or direct to resources that are available. We also work as a liaison between businesses and city hall to help streamline issues. Membership and contributions are tax deductible.

More info at www.discoverburien.org.

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