By Ken Stern 

Anacortes proud to have their Pride Parade


Ken Stern

PARADING TO THE BEAT OF THEIR DRUMMERS – The second annual Anacortes Pride Parade was a joyful occasion for paraders and attendees on the Commercial Avenue sidewalks and curbs last Saturday. The parade ended with a celebration of entertainment, information and a picnic at Causland Park.

Saturday's second annual Anacortes pride parade was a rainbow-plus of colors, June 16. Thousands of cheering, clapping, dancing, rainbow flag waving supporters shouted their approval from the sidewalks and curbs along the downtown Commercial Street parade route. Hundreds of happy, proud paraders ranging in age from babes in arms and strollers, to children pulling stuffed animal filled wagons to church contingents to Democrats, PFLAG representatives, motorcycle mamas, queens in drag and more, marched. Of course there were dogs in the parade and On the curb. All got along.

Many wore rainbow a...

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