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You thought it was gone. But these Marines hope to save a beloved Bellingham parade.

BY KIE RELYEA
March 12, 2018 01:08 PM
Updated March 12, 2018 04:02 PM

A Marine Corps league based in Bellingham is raising $30,000 to save a parade that began in 1920 and has helped kick off Ski to Sea weekend in recent decades.

Bellingham/Whatcom Chamber of Commerce announced earlier this year that it would no longer put on the Blossomtime Parade in May, citing a lack of support, difficulty in attracting parade entries and a desire to refocus the chamber’s resources and staff.

The parade traces its heritage to the first Tulip Time Festival Parade in 1920. That event faded after 1929, due to the depression, World War I and the flight of the tulip-growing industry to Skagit County... Continue Reading Article


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