Long-time Tour de Terrace parade watchers know just what to bring when coming to enjoy the evening event: a blanket or lawn chair to sit on, sunglasses and sunblock for protection from the setting sun, and ear plugs for the Seafair Pirates cannon shots. The Concern for Neighbors Food Bank hopes parade goers will add one more item to bring to this year’s parade – an item to donate to the food bank.
The food bank, located in Mountlake Terrace, will have one of their collection vehicles in the Tour de Terrace parade this year as food bank volunteers walk the parade route accepting non-perishable, unopened food donations and cash gifts.
The food bank provides food and monetary assistance to hundreds of local individuals and families each month from their location on the grounds of Terrace View Presbyterian Church, 4700-228th St. S.W. “We want to thank the community for their continued support of our organization in helping those in need,” said Anne Peterson, Concern for Neighbors Food Bank Executive Director.
The Tour de Terrace parade begins with the Seattle Police Department Motorcycle Drill Team showing off their skills on the parade route starting at 6:45 p.m. The parade runs north on 56th Avenue West from 234th Street Southwest to approximately 224th Street Southwest.
— By Doug Petrowski