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Yakima’s 51st Sunfair Parade is September 22nd

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The first Sunfair Parade was held in 1961 in midsummer, part of a Sunfair, sponsored by the Yakima Sundusters, a promotional group of the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce. In 1972, the parade was moved to September to coincide with the opening of the Central Washington State Fair.

The Sunfair Parade begins at 10 a.m. at the corner of 16th and Yakima avenues, and the route will take it down Yakima Avenue to its ending point at the corner of Naches Avenue.

Past Grand Marshals:

2012 – Dale Carpenter, Yakima Theatre’s General Manager

2011 – Dick Zais, Retired, City of Yakima Manager for 32 years

2010 – Yvonne Wilbur,Yakima Museum Historian

2009 – Heidi Anderson, Founder of Children’s Wishes & Dreams, Yakima, WA

2008 – Ben Soria, Former Superintendent of the Yakima School District

2007 – Alex Deccio, Senator

2006 – Bonnie Dunbar, Astronaut

2005 – Gary Webster, Yakima Chamber of Commerce*

2004 – Sid Morrison, Congressman

2003 – Helen Jewett*

2002 – Henry Beuchamp, Former Mayer of Yakima and founder of OIC

2001 – Bob Brown, Owner of Wray’s

2000 – Don Hollingberry*

1999 – Hub Kittle, Major League Baseball player & coach*

1998 – Al Bell. KIT News Anchor*

1997 – Alex Deccio, Senator

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