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Sunshine Days Parade grand marshal sought

Nominations for grand marshal of Sunnyside's annual Sunshine Days Parade are currently being taken.

Nominees must be from the Sunnyside area and the parade committee is encouraging and inviting local residents to mail in nominations to the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce, at P. O. Box 360, Sunnyside, WA 98944 or email nominations to

Nominations should consist of a letter of recommendation, including a brief description of the nominee's contributions to the community. The nominator must also include his or her name and telephone number, as well as the address and telephone number of the nominee.

Nominations for grand marshal must be received by the chamber of commerce no later than Tuesday, Sept. 4.

This year's parade is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, beginning at 10 a.m. The parade will start on 16th Street and head west on Edison Avenue to Zillah Avenue, ending at the Law and Justice Center in Sunnyside.

Parade applications have already been mailed to previous parade participants. Entry forms, too, are available at the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce office, located at 451 S. 6th St., or staff at the chamber will mail or email an application to those interested in being in this year's parade.

For more information or to request an application, call (509) 837-5939.

Applications for parade entries must be returned to the chamber by Friday, Aug. 31.


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