Scores of Seahawks fans enjoyed cool but sunny skies for the fourth annual Ocean Shores Fan Fest, with the Hawks Parade on Saturday among the most popular festivities.
On Friday,, returning participants like Nick Coins, in his Seahawks Superfan costume as “The Seahawk Rooster,” played mini golf at Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center with April Good-Storie and Bill Good, of Tacoma, who brought with them a donation of school supplies for area students.
On Saturday,Seahawks original fan Mama Blue, aka Patti Hammond (center) took photos with fans and participants at the Ocean Shores Convention Center on Saturday.
Mama Blue noted she had now been to every Fan Fest at the beach and would return next year as well. “I wouldn’t miss it,” she said. It’s almost as fun as attending the games themselves.
Nick Boxwell of Yelm entered the Seahawks Express train to the parade for the first time, much to the delight of the children who were on board for the ride. The Express was accompanied by former Seahawk Hillary Butler.
“This is the place to be,” he said.
Here’s a list of the dignitaries that took part:
Alumni Players: Darrell Jackson, Joe Tafoya, Hillary Butler, Charlie McShane, Asst. Coach Dana LeDuc, Norm Johnson, Roy Lewis, Alex Bannister, Alonzo Mitz, Sammy Green, Randall Morris, Nate Boyer.
Special Guests: Mama (Mae) Milloy, Mama Kelly Britt- McCracken, Mama Lynch, Calvin and Gina Prosise, Matt Case, Larry Lomax, Mike Brown, and Matt Mikolas – AKA “Slick Hawk.”
Super Fans: Mama Blue, The Seahawks Rooster, Big Lo, Mr. and Mrs. Seahawk, Painted Hawk, Hawk in the Hat, Shannon Love and Sea-Squatch.