Lions announce parade theme and grand marshal

  • Thu Jul 5th, 2018 10:20am
  • Life

“Small Community, Big Heart has been selected as the theme for the 2018 July Fourth Lopez Parade,” announced Diana Hancock, president of the Lopez Lions Club. “We believe everyone can have fun with this theme. It speaks to the essence of our island.”

“We encourage everyone to participate in the Parade: families, organizations, individuals, groups,” said Don Langrock, parade co-chair. “The more participation in the parade, the better it is. And there are many awards too! We want everyone, locals and visitors alike, to have a fun time and good memories of time on Lopez. No advanced registration is required, the registration sign is located where the parade starts on Fisherman Bay Road south of the Islander.”

“Delores Foss has been selected as grand marshal for the 2018 parade,” said Lion Ron Shivley. “She has been an active leader of 4-H for 37 years; coached cheerleading; official Lopez Fire Department photographer, as well as photographing almost every activity on the island.”

The Lopez Lions Club has coordinated the parade and Fun Run/Walk for more than 30 years. These events, along with the fireworks, are major activities for the day’s celebration.

The parade will follow the same route as last year, beginning on Fisherman Bay Road just south of The Lopez Islander Resort and Marina, going through the Village, past the Bank on Weeks Road to the Post Office and then around the corner to the Lopez Center where it ends. Parade registration will begin at 9 a.m. and begins at 11 a.m.

For more information and to offer your help, contact Langrock at or 360-468-4404.