The deadline to register for the Aberdeen Founders’ Day Parade is Wednesday, May 28.
The parade is June 28 and kicks off a week long celebration that encompasses Sam Benn’s birthday on July 2 and the city’s Splash celebration on the Fourth of July.
Registration is free. You have to sign a “hold harmless” agreement to participate. The group was founded by Jamie Judkins and Karen Rowe.
Anything goes, marketer Deb Blecha said, including horses, riding lawn mowers or feet. You can even put a banner on a pickup, she said.
Vendors pay a fee from $50 to $100 for a booth. Sponsorship starts at $250, but the group, which has 501-C-3 tax deductible status through Aberdeen Revitalization Movement, will take donations in any amount.
To donate or register in person: See Karen Rowe at Grays Harbor Wine Sellars, 206 S. Broadway, Aberdeen.