Spokane's Valleyfest Parade Tonight

The Valleyfest "Hearts of Gold" parade is tonight. In a fluke of mistaken identity I've been asked to be one of the Grand Marshals of the parade. (I think it has to do with my work with Second Harvest and the farmers' market, providing food to those in need). My daughters and I have been working on our parade wave; elbow-elbow, wrist-wrist-wrist.

It should be a fun event. Here's the scoop;

The original “Hearts of Gold” parade can be traced back prior to World War II when The Dishman School started the tradition to celebrate the Heart of Gold cantaloupe that once grew in the Valley. Peggy Doering decided to stick with the name because she thought the Spokane Valley citizens had hearts of gold.

The parade starts Friday, September 24th at 7:30 p.m. Line-up takes place at Redwood Plaza on Sprague Avenue and Perrine Rd. behind City Hall. Side streets off Sprague Avenue will be barricaded off for pedestrian use.