Seafair Pirates To Raid Highline’s Homecoming Parade!
We just got word that the Seattle Seafair Pirates will be raiding Highline High School’s Homecoming Parade in downtown Burien on Saturday, October 25th starting at 11am!
If all goes well, it may look something like this (only not a sunny summer day and in B-Town and not West Seattle):
During the off season, the Seafair Pirates attend numerous charity events each month in support of families and children as well as to aid local charitable organizations in their fundraising efforts. Unfortunately, as their popularity has grown, they have been required to make many difficult choices regarding the groups that they are able to assist due to the time constraints of being an all volunteer organization.
This was the situation when the organizer of Highline High Schoolâ€™s Homecoming Parade contacted the Seafair Pirates and requested an appearance.Â The official mascot of Highline High School is a Pirate, so it seemed a natural fit to have the Pirates attend this event.Â The Seafair Pirates attended this parade in 2007, but had five other events scheduled for the same weekend in 2008 so they regretfully declined to attend.
In a show of resourcefulness, the students of Highline High School logged on to the Seafair Pirates web site (www.seafairpirates.org) and expressed their disappointment and one senior student stated that â€œhaving you guys at our Homecoming Parade last year pretty much made the whole thing, seeing your pirate ship and exploding cannons was really an experience like no other! I couldn’t imagine another Homecoming parade being as much of a success without you guys.â€
They once again petitioned the Seafair Pirates to attend this important event for the benefit of the school and the community of Burien. The Seafair Pirates were impressed by the initiative of the student body and they will show the students of Highline that determination is an important skill for their future and support the same by rearranging their schedule in order to attend their Parade and share in â€œPIRATE POWERâ€.
So come out and join the Seafair Pirates and show your support of the Highline Pirates â€“ this yearsâ€™ Homecoming parade will start at 11amÂ on the corner of 4th and SW 153rd (near Vinceâ€™s Italian Restaurant) and head to 6th Ave SW (near Salâ€™s Deli), andÂ then marchÂ west on SW 152nd, ending up around 12 Noon in the heart of Olde Burien:
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