We need a few of people to step up in support of the Labor Day Black Diamond Parade. Unfortunately at this point we only have a contingent of a few, far less than needed to support the float and make a good showing.
|Settle Base float at the 2012 Black Diamond parade|
Here is some more information about the event:
COME ONE COME ALL - BRING THE FAMILY & FRIENDS
The Labor Day Event in Black Diamond is very well attended and it starts with a parade along Highway 169. The parade starts at 10 AM and the submarine float will be featured at the Museum on Railroad Avenue after the parade. The event is on the school playing field located alongside Highway 169 and Baker street and on Railroad Avenue.
There will be many activities on the playing field along with vendor booths. Free ice cream and peanuts and lots of people.
Two blocks down from the playing field on Railroad Avenue is the famous Black Diamond Bakery Restaurant, Museum, Smoke House Meat Store, Antique Store, Eagles, and Deli. The Museum is in the oldest building in town which was commissioned as the Train Depot in 1886. The Museum will be featuring a restored 1947 fire truck that was one of the original fire trucks in the town. There is also a locomotive and caboose that can be visited. If you haven't been in the Museum you are in for a treat - it is loaded with artifacts that have been collected for the past 40 years. On the grounds of the Museum there is a Coal Miners Memorial with a 8 foot long granite wall containing over 1100 names of coal miners who were killed in the coal mines of Washington State and looking down on the wall is a life size bronze statue of a coal miner.
Across the street in the Eagles parking lot there will be over 200 antique cars and trucks for you to look at and BarBQ food cooked by the Eagles. The Antique store is next to the Museum and is full of antiques that are for sale. The meat store features smoked meats and special cuts of meats that are really Delicious.
The submarine float will be placed along side the fire truck just south of the museum. It will give you a chance to talk with people and perhaps receive donations.
Join us by meeting at the museum, 32627 Railroad Ave. Black Diamond, at 9AM for donuts and coffee and then a walk up to the parade area two blocks away on 2nd Avenue for a walk in the parade. Enter the Museum at the door opposite the locomotive.
The parade starts at 10 AM and you need to be here early to get a parking place. Check in time for the float starts at 9AM at the fire house opposite the school on Baker Street for placement on either 1st Ave. or 2nd Ave. in the parade.
YES - You can pass out the "U.S. SUBMARINE VETERANS Freedom Is Not Free" buttons to the crowd.
Be sure to take a look online at "Black Diamond Labor Days"
Seattle USSVI Base Commander