We are incredibly excited to announce that our very own Executive Director, Todd, is the 7th Grand Marshal for the St Patrick’s Day Parade! See below for the official press release from the Parade Committee and photos.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Announcement of the 2016 St Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal
Bellingham, Wash. – January 29th, 2016 – The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade announces the 2016 Grand Marshal: Todd Elsworth.
Renowned Bellingham writer and outdoor enthusiast, Todd Elsworth, has been chosen to lead the crowd down Cornwall Ave at this year’s greenest event: the 7th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Chosen for his trail and recreation advocacy, Elsworth is a leading environmental figure in our community. As the Executive Director of Recreation Northwest, Elsworth promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play.
When asked what being the parade’s Grand Marshal meant to him, Todd responded, “I appreciate being able to honor our local law enforcement and public safety personnel and the value they bring to our community. It’s such a great Bellingham event, inspiring sustainability in the hope of making our city a cleaner, greener, safer place we call home.”
The community is invited to watch the official sashing of the 7th St Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal on February 4th at Boundary Bay Brewery from 4-6pm. Last year’s Grand Marshal, Fire Chief Bill Newbold, as well as the Bellingham Fireghter Pipes & Drums, will be present.
This year’s parade is scheduled for Saturday, March 12th. Be sure to grab a front seat to watch Todd and his adorable daughter, Violet, lead the parade through downtown! For parade route and participation details, visit stpatsbham.com for more info.
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April is a co-founder and former co-Executive Director for Recreation Northwest. She has a passion for place and loves exploring, experiencing and sharing the beauty of the pacific northwest. She is currently working with Ocean Conservancy to protect our oceans, specifically the Arctic.