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It was a great Perry parade

Saturday morning around 10 a.m. was the kickoff time for the annual South Perry Fair and Parade. The parade isn't the largest one in town, but that's one of its charms. The reverend Happy Watkins was the grand marshal, but kids on decorated bicycles and in little waggons stole the show - along side the Grant Elementary School drummers and dancers. To see some video hit Facebook here and scroll down a little bit.
The parade is the start of the day-long fair in Grant Park. This year's fair featured music, food and crafters and it's also become the traditional 'coming out' event for local politicians running for office.
Did you go? Did you have fun? What was your favorite part? What did you miss? Please share here - and e-mail any photos to

In this photo: Angus the wonder beagle gently guided by Abby Cox at the front of Saturday's parade.
Photo by Lisa Leinberger.

South Perry Fair and Parade Saturday

The South Perry Parade gathers in front of Grant Elementary School on Saturday morning starting at 9 a.m. Just show up and bring $5 in cash and you're in.
The parade gets into motion at 10 a.m. and it's the official kick off to the annual neighborhood festival featuring food vendors, live music, arts and crafts, all day Saturday.
This year's grand marshal is the reverend Happy Watkins - come one and come all and help it be the biggest parade ever.

The South Perry Street Fair and Parade

- is on July 16. This year, the aim is to close Perry Street for a while during the day - permits are still pending from the Spokane Police Department. This would put the fair out of the park and into the street, and save the group a park permit. A small beer garden is being planned on Tenth Avenue, in between the Perry Street Cafe and the old Altamont Pharmacy.

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Welcome to the South Perry neighborhood blog. My name is Pia Hallenberg and I’ve worked as a journalist in Spokane since the fall of 1998; for the last four years I’ve lived on South Perry Street.

I love the neighborhood so when time came to pick an area for The Spokesman-Review’s first neighborhood blog, the choice was simple: South Perry is where it’s at.

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