Steilacoom’s 4th of July parade coordinator/extraordinaire (hey, she’s had lots of experience) Veva Maddox, Steilacoom Chamber of Commerce’s Secretary, has been busily coordinating the annual parade–she gets started on her preparations in January, ensuring that all goes well with the main attraction on the Fourth.
Veva works well in advance with JBLM to ensure that the military color guard and band are lined up long before the Fourth. Steilacoom’s parade gets underway at 1 p.m. on July 4th–make sure you have a spot picked out along the parade route that extends along Rainier, down Main, and along Lafayette back to Perkins Park. Make sure to watch for the Chamber’s and Kiwanis’ lead car, carrying the 2014 Citizen of the Year! Now, who will it be?
In the meantime, Veva displays one of this year’s Fireworks Fundraiser shirts–available at the Farmers Market and at the upcoming concerts. Steilacoom’s spectacular grand finale on the Fourth is community supported. The T-shirts always are collectibles, too.