Marching to the Beat of the Red Cross Drum

A few things I love: Portland, summertime, the Red Cross, and parades. That’s why I’m excited to put on a Red Cross t-shirt tomorrow morning and march with fellow Red Cross staff, volunteers, and supporters in the Good In the Neighborhood parade. Yay for parades!

Good in the Neighborhood is an annual multicultural festival in N/NE Portland that includes music, food, activities for kids, an ethnic marketplace, and a parade. The festival starts today(6/26) and ends on Sunday (6/28). Admission is free and most activities are held at King School Park (4800 Block of N.E. 6th).

The Good in the Neighborhood Parade starts at 11am at Dawson Park near the Red Cross and ends at King School Park. I just looked at the route for the parade, and it’s a little longer than I thought it would be (2 miles of marching!?). I’ll definitely need to wear good shoes and bring a water bottle. Does anyone want to meet up at the parade finish to supply me with Gatorade and orange slices?

Come cheer on the Red Cross tomorrow morning during the parade and also check out the festival activites at King School Park. Food, entertainment, activities for kids, shopping…sounds pretty fun to me!
Photo: Red Cross mascot Buddy Blood Drop marching in last year’s Good in the Neighborhood Parade. (No, he’s not a red Hershey’s Kiss).


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