KIRO broadcaster Alison Grande will be the announcer for the West Seattle Grand Parade set for July 23 beginning at 11 am.

Alison Grande will announce West Seattle Grand Parade July 23

Alison Grande, Emmy award winning journalist at KIRO 7 Eyewitness News and the 1992-1993 Miss Seafair, will announce the 2016 West Seattle Grand Parade. Alison grew up in Redmond and lived for 13 years on Alki. She is a graduate with honors of Pacific Lutheran University and is excited to celebrate Seafair with ​the West Seattle Community this year.​

The parade begins at 11:00 AM on Saturday, July 23, 2016, on California Ave SW at SW Lander St and ends at SW Edmunds St.

The Hiyu Kiddie Parade forms at 10:45 AM at Genesee and California and steps off just ahead of the Grand Parade heading south about 4 blocks to Edmunds. The parades are produced by the Rotary Club of West Seattle.

Previously announced was the selection of the Schmitz Family as the 2016 Grand Marshall of the parade for its generations of public service and generosity to the West Seattle community.

Also previously announced was the award of the 2016 Orville Rummel Trophy for Outstanding Service to the Community to Clay Eals, Executive Director of the Southwest Seattle Historical Society .

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On the Go Week of 7-18-16

Chief Sealth
Multi-Class Reunion

Dante’s Inferno Dogs is catering this event as a food option for Sealth Graduates that do not want to “BYOF” (Bring your own food).
Class members from each of the 20 graduating classes are expected “with dozens confirmed”, according to co-host Tom Huling, Class of 1972. “We hope people understand this is a trial event, and all the details will work themselves out for future events.”
Please support our efforts with your attendance! Come and get reacquainted with old friends, catch up, and meet new friends!

If you would like more information, please contact David Katt at 206-650-0863 or email at

Lucha Libre Show
Duwamish Waterway Park
7900 10th Ave. S.
Sat., July 23, Noon–4 p.m. A free, family-friendly Mexican wrestling event in South Park. There will be activities from 12-2 and the Lucha Libre Volcanica show is from 2-4. for more information visit

Stuff the Bus Diaper Drive
HomeStreet Bank parking lot
4022 S.W. Alaska St.

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Gwen Davis
Lynn B. Dennis, chief executive officer of the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce

West Seattle Chamber of Commerce gladly hears about Light Rail plans to West Seattle

By Gwen Davis

The West Seattle Chamber of Commerce held their luncheon Thursday morning, featuring Sound Transit’s plan for West Seattle.

The event featured a panel discussion on what their current stage of the plan, ST3 (Sound Transit 3) means to West Seattle. The panel was put together by the West Seattle Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee, hosting experts on the subject material. King County Executive, Dow Constantine was the most notable panelist.

The goal of the luncheon was for participants to walk away with more knowledge about what the proposed ST3 package will mean to the West Seattle peninsula.

The luncheon took place at The Kenney.

Constantine then addressed the audience.

As chair of the Sound Transit board of directors, Constantine said he’s happy to be at the luncheon addressing the participants, many of whom he said he knows.

“Light Rail is coming to West Seattle,” he said. Back in the day, when Light Rail was first starting, Constantine said he was very adamant at reaching West Seattle. It was approved in 2008.

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