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'Dano' Rapada's great birthday party parade

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 new normal...


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