Pride parade procession – by car – journeys through Edmonds

Series: Coronavirus | Story 233

Last updated 7/2/2020 at 10:44am

Brian Soergel

The car Pride parade pauses for pictures at Five Corners.

A seven-car Pride parade drove through Edmonds on Sunday, June 28, during Pride weekend, established 50 years ago in New York to celebrate the LGBTQ community.

The process made its way through various neighborhoods, passing some predetermined houses of Pride members.

"Anyone we passed along the way – walkers, little kids on bicycles, joggers – was waving and clapping for us," said Pride of Edmonds' Lori Kunze, who led the parade in her colorfully decorated car, with a black balloon on top celebrating Black Lives Matter.

Car honked in support. One house captured the procession on its home-security camera, which you can see on Pride of Edmonds' Facebook page.

After starting at Edmonds-Woodway High School, the parade drove into downtown Edmonds, taking a square route around Main Street, which was pedestrian-only for the second weekend.

As the procession crossed streets with stop signs or turned left, other cars would stop to let them all go through.

"The few people that were out, including those waiting for tables at Salt & Iron, all waved and clapped as we went by," Kunze said. "Then we ended at Thai By Day, which brought out their Pride of Edmonds flag for more people to sign, and treated us all to bags of shrimp chips."

Each car contained people from the same quarantine bubble, and everyone followed strict mask-wearing and 6-foot distance rules at the meetup decoration area.

Brian Soergel

The car Pride parade pauses for pictures at Five Corners.


Reader Comments

Lori Kunze writes:

Hey Brian, great write up, thanks!!


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