“Who Loves a Parade?”

From the messy desk of Amanda Eichstaedt, May 31, 2022


Oxford says:

Learn to pronounce
a paved public walk, typically one along a waterfront at a resort.

take a leisurely public walk, ride, or drive so as to meet or be seen by others.
“women who promenaded in the Bois de Boulogne”

It’s a nice word. And many will be promenading down main street on Sunday! I heard through the grapevine, well, a bit more like that telephone game where messages can get garbled, that the Western Weekend planning group was mandating that everyone who attends the parade and any festivities test prior to doing so. Well, we do recommend it, and there are tests available via West Marin Community Services as well as at other community centers in West Marin. It would be impossible to monitor, enforce, etc. so we are really just hoping that everyone has fun, and stays healthy!

We still need volunteers for Sunday. Can you help? Email me and I’ll hook you up!

The posters below give you the lowdown on what is happening on Saturday and Sunday. A few tips for those attending.There is additional off-street parking this year on the corner of B Street and Highway 1, and also up off Mesa Road. No barn dance this year.No salsa tasting.The Community Response Team will be between the Post Office and Building Supply and will have tests on the day of, as well as PPE, and a raffle!And be sure to have your radio tuned to KWMR, or grab the APP, and enjoy some fun programming on Sunday, June 5th between 9 AM and 4 PM.

Thank you for reading our newsletter and for your support of KWMR!

Amanda Eichstaedt
KWMR Station Manager and Executive Director
Van Van der Maaten, a supremely talented artist and musician. Van was one of the first people that met when I moved to West Marin in 2004. We were getting our place painted, inside and out, and he not only directed his awesome crew to do a great job, but consulted on colors, that we are using to this day. I remember running into him at a paint store over the hill. He was there with his silver poodle Django. What a cool dog. It was as if Van and the dog were best friends, and equals. The dog was so well behaved, never on a leash. Van made me feel welcome and always had a kind word to say. I saw Van in the hardware store parking lot the week he passed away. There he was with a smile and a wave. A consistently wonderful presence. He will be missed.

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