4th of July Parade: sponsored by the San Juan Island Chamber of Commerce. 10:30 a.m. With the theme, “United We Stand,” this year’s parade will salute heroes, helpers and essential workers. The parade will begin toward the top of spring street and make its way down to First Street in Friday Harbor. Grand Marshalls will be Lin and Pam Pearson, who ran the parade for over 17 years. What a great way to thank them for their years of service and devotion to our community. Honored citizen will be Vicky Thalacker, who has also been instrumental in serving our community –through the leadership of Vicky, a local pilot and the local Soroptimist chapter, the San Juan Eagles were organized in 2002 to fly cancer patients to mainland cancer treatment centers on a voluntary basis. Our community is definitely a better place because of Lin, Pam and Vicky. The chamber encourages all of those interested to gather your creative crew and begin plans on your costumes, floats and themed entries. Prizes will be awarded for the following categories-Best Use of Theme Float, Best Use of Theme Non-Float, Best Use of Theme- Children/Youth, Best Costume Group, Best Animal/Animal Group, Judges Choice, Best Off-Island Entry, and Best Vehicle. To participate in the 2022 Friday Harbor Independence Day Parade, please email: email@example.com for an application or download it at www.sanjuanisland.org or come pick an application up at the Chamber Office, 165 1st Street S.