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Roll On, Columbia, Roll On

Annual parade had dozens of entrants and hundreds of spectators


by: JOHN BREWINGTON - 'Annie' sang a few songs for the crowd at the St. Helens Kiwanis Club Community Parade last Saturday. Annabelle Robitz is starring as Annie in the upcoming musical at the Scappoose High Auditorium. Johanna Bennett (behind Robitz) plays Molly in the Shoestring Players production which will run July 11-13, and 18-20. Much of the cast for Annie was on hand for the parade. The annual St. Helens Kiwanis Community Parade was a huge success this year, held under sunny skies and with a big turnout of parade watchers.

The extravaganza was sponsored by the Columbia River PUD, Ace Hardware, and Pacific Stainless Products.

The parade lasted for over an hour.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Sweetwater's Jacqueline Roberts entertained down the parade route. The band will perform on the waterfront July 4 as part of '13 Nights on the River' and the annual fireworks display.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - A really large crowd viewed the parade and kids picked up some candy.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - Senior Citizen Thrift Store fisherwomen were having quite a time.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - The Al Kader Shriners returned this year with eight entries in the parade.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - The Relay for Life float was bedecked in a sea of bright purple.by: JOHN BREWINGTON - 4-H's Anne Morud had a good time with her ‘Swedish' duck.

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