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South Perry Blog parade archive

TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2011

Salliena Nyberg (cq), center, a sixth-grader at Grant Elementary, performs with the Grant Elementary Drummers and Dancers down Perry Street during the South Perry Parade and Fair Saturday, July 16, 2010. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Make it the biggest parade, ever 

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association is gearing up for the annual parade and street fair on July 16 - with the parade starting around 10:30 a.m. Parade floats and participants big and small may gather in the parking lot at Grant Elementary School,...

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TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011

Last day at the Farmers Market on South Perry Street, Oct. 28, 2010 (Pia Hallenberg)

South Perry neighborhood meeting tonight

The South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association meets tonight at the Perry Street Cafe at 6 p.m. Here's a great opportunity to get involved in your neighborhood's dealings - big and small. On the agenda tonight is the election of a secretary and updates about...

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FRIDAY, OCT. 1, 2010

Freda Gandy, executive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center  (Pia Hallenberg)

Donation goes to summer program

Proceeds from this year’s South Perry Fair and Parade were designated to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and to Grant Elementary School’s PAWS program. Thursday morning, excutive director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center Freda Gandy stopped by to share what the money...

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WEDNESDAY, AUG. 4, 2010

And that's a wrap  

There was an informal gathering at the Perry Street Cafe Monday evening of all the people who helped make this year's fair and parade a success. The Cafe generously fed everyone and ideas flew left and right around the table. Most importantly: the fair and...

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SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010




Fancy rides lining up

I spotted this beauty lining up for the parade. And a traffic note: the police department is closing off South Perry Street for the next hour. Barricades are going up right now from Eighth Avenue to 12th Avenue.

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It's a busy morning in the neighborhood

The vendors are setting up in the park, people are crowding in for coffee and breakfast, the merchants all have specials and down in the Hi-Co parking lot the parade is getting ready.The big question of the morning is: where are you? The parade starts...

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THURSDAY, JULY 15, 2010

Early morning on South Perry

So, quite a few of the South Perry merchants got up early this morning to join KXLY's Mark Peterson, who's doing his morning show from the Perry Street Cafe. Cafe owner Geoff White got up extra early - the cafe is now officially open -...

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MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010

Time to give a helping hand

There are plenty of last minute details that need to be organized and taken care of before Saturday's South Perry Fair and Parade can go off without a hitch.Volunteers are needed to help pick up and transport tables and chairs on Friday at 5 p.m....

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WEDNESDAY, JULY 7, 2010

Fair and Parade schedule is ready

The South Perry Parade and Fair opens on Saturday July 17 with perhaps the area's smallest and most quirky community parade at 10 a.m. The parade runs between 8th and 12th Avenues on South Perry and it's not too late to sign up. Willie Earthman...

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THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2010

Vendors and parade floats needed

The South Perry Street Fair and Parade is on July 17 - with the parade starting at 10 a.m. Vendors are still needed for the fair, and organizers would like for more funky parade participants to show up. "Right now the big push is to...

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FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010

It's your parade - you could be in it 

The nice people who are putting on the 11th annual South Perry Street Fair and Parade on July 17 and 18, could use a hand. Bands, classic cars, kids on decorated bikes or waggons, dancers and singers are all invited to participate in the parade....

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TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010

Willie Easthman, this year's South Perry Parade Grand Marshall (Photo submitted by the South Perry Business and Neighborhood Association)

Parade Grand Marshall named 

Willie Ann Earthman is this year's Grand Marshall for the South Perry Parade. Volunteer Mari Haworth said she's working to line up a classic car for Earthman to ride in - she's one classy lady and she certainly deserves it.Earthman celebrated her 100th birthday on...

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Pia Hallenberg covers everything going on in the South Perry neighborhood, where she lives.