Saturday, May 8, 2010

posted by Dr. James G. Hood
Saturday, May 8, 2010

Today is the Jr. Lilac Parade, even though it is a rainy day here in Spokane.

The Jr. Lilac Parade is a treasured, long-standing tradition in Spokane, WA. The parade today will be the 59th annual event! Each spring, the community comes together in downtown Spokane to celebrate our children. There will be elementary and middle school bands and drill units, youth organizations such as Scouts, dance groups, and other clubs. Many of the local city and county officials, as well as area businesses, join in the fun.

The Spokane Jr. Lilac Parade is hosted by the Rotaract Club of Spokane. The Rotaract Club is a Rotary club-sponsored organization of young men and women between the ages of 18-35 whose purpose is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service. Since 2005 our club has been hosting the Jr. Lilac Parade as a community service and fundraising project. The net proceeds collected in 2009 were given to the Universal Playground Project at Mission Park, which was completed in October.

Enjoy your day, but don’t forget to plan out your Mother’s Day for tomorrow. Enjoy your weekend!

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