Kent Cornucopia Days Booth and Parade

The Burien Parade on July 4th was a great success! We’ll get some pictures up soon from that event. Now that we are all rested up, let’s renew our enthusiasm and head down to Kent to participate in Cornucopia Days. You have several opportunities to show your Democratic spirit and promote our year-round mission.

First, you can sign up to help staff the District’s booth at the Street Fair. We are sharing the booth with the 47th district. Let’s show the 47th our spirit! The purpose of the booth is to promote Democratic candidates and issues. The booth is #32; located on the north side of Meeker Street between Second and Fourth Avenues. Closest parking is located on the north side of Smith Street between Fourth and Sixth Avenues. Last year, I parked at Kent Commons, entering the lot from James street between 4th and 6th Avenues.

Current shifts available on Sunday, July 12:
9:00 am-12:00 noon
12:00-2:00 pm
2:00-4:00 pm
4:00-6:00 pm
6:00-8:00 pm

Please let me know what shifts you want to cover, so I can make sure we have at least one person for each shift.

And, of course, the Cornucopia Days Parade on Sunday, July 12 starts at 2:00 pm; we will be gathering with Karen and Dave at 5th and Gowe around 1:00 pm. Several candidates will be marching with us (such as Kent City Council candidate Dennis Higgins, Port Commissioner Candidate Max Vekich, and King County Executive candidate Dow Constantine). The theme this year is “Have a Rockin’ Good Time in 2009”, so let’s go to Kent and Rock!!

Parking: There are several facilities (schools, churches, etc) around the staging area that have parking lots that may be available for parade goers and marchers, as well as limited on-street parking. Last year, I parked at the end of the route at Kent Commons (enter from James between 4th and 6th), which meant walking the route twice, but you’ll do that anyway; either before or after the Parade. There is also parking on the north side of Smith St between 4th and 6th Avenues that is identified as festival parking.

If you are unfamiliar with Kent, their website kcdays.com has great maps for each event, that will help you navigate the town amid the festival street closures.

I have T-shirts and hats for those who want them, as well as issue-specific parade signs identifying the 33rd. I can bring hats and shirts to the booth beforehand, to the parade, or make arrangements to meet you someplace so you can have them for your shift at the booth or marching in the parade. Please let me know what you prefer. I have some kid sizes as well.

Sooo, put on your comfortable shoes and come on down to Kent for a Rockin’ Good Time!

See you there!

Paula Joneli
206 878 2171
pjoneli@comcast.net