The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Grand Marshal thanks community


August 7, 2014

To The Eagle:

It was my pleasure to serve you as Grand Marshal for the Bald Eagle Days Festival Parade. I want to thank each of you for your support for this wonderful community activity.

There is no way that I have the words to put you into my seat for the parade. Coming down Columbia Street with my drivers, Chelsea and Ashley, and slowly approaching Main Street, the crowd noise and numbers grew with each passing few feet. My heart was bursting with pride as spectators cheered yet another Bald Eagle Day Parade. There was love and laughter on their faces and a twinkle in their eyes. This was their parade! I had difficulty holding on to my emotions as we came up to the review stand on Main Street. There was an “Army for Wahkiakum” standing and cheering, earning my ‘double fist pump’ more than a couple of times. Stopping and getting a hug from the ‘hug master’ was automatic, my in and out of town friends all knew. This was what I do best.

I want to send out a special thank you to all that participated and to the vendors who added their strength to a great happening. Also, a special thank you to the Chamber of Commerce members that worked so hard making a complex day look easy. Adding a colossal thank you for the great work of Martie-Lynn Vavoudis for taking the Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest with short notice and making it a huge success for the seventh year in a row. Thank you all.

Rolly Armstrong, Grand Marshal 2014


Reader Comments

puzzling writes:

Im not commenting on the story but I cant find a place to comment on the new format of the WCE so Im using this space to say that Missing are: archives, police log, decent info on obituaries, and so much more. The old format was so much better. This new format is very closed with no news at all! Thank you for allowing me to say so.

JudyG writes:

You are great, Rolly!


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