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'Dano' Rapada's great birthday party parade

 

MORE THAN ONE FIRE TRUCK PARADED ON DANO’S BIRTHDAY –La Conner and Fire District 13 fire trucks led a parade of a dozen local fire, police and emergency medical services vehicles followed by a long line of cars and trucks past Danny Rapada’s home in celebration of his 17th birthday Sunday,  – Photo by Bill Reynolds

Sally Wilbur kept secret until the last minute a birthday party parade for her 17-year-old son Danny “Dano” Rapada Sunday afternoon.

But in that last minute the surprise was revealed to the guest of honor in a big way.

A dozen local fire, police and emergency medical services vehicles with horns and sirens blaring, followed by a long serpentine of honking cars and trucks, twice circled past Rapada seated in a wheelchair at the front of his driveway on Swinomish Reservation to drop off a bevy of cards and gifts.

All the while they maintained the social distancing that has become the n...



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