T'Challaween Live on Rainier Avenue Radio, by South Seattle Emerals


The South Seattle Emerald in partnership with Rainier Avenue Radio bring you — T’Challaween!


The event will feature a 3/4-mile, *socially distant, *COVID-safe costume parade along the Beacon Hill Greenway. Paraders will travel north to south from around S. College St to S. Hanford St along 18th Ave S. (watch for posts in the event with the parade route map).

"No-touch" candy tossers will be stationed along the route!

Rainier Avenue Radio will livestream the event for those who can't attend in person. WATCH: @RainierAvenueRadio.World app or Facebook LISTEN: www.rainieravenueradio.world, TuneIn, or smart speaker

Professional photographers Susan Fried and Carolyn Bick — of the Emerald — will take pictures of paraders! (Find yourself and download your pics from our Facebook page!)


Last but not least, we'll host a costume contest and give out awards post-event for — Best Costume Overall, Best Family/Group Costume, Best Pet Costume, and Best Black Panther Tribute (Individual & Group!

**IMPORTANT:

We ask that all parade participants and spectators maintain — a minimum of — 6 feet of distance between other attendees. Please attend T'Challaween only with your family/household to avoid coming into contact with people outside of your quarantine "pod." And AT ALL TIMES, masks must be worn. If your costume has a mask, wear an appropriate mask over/under it (costume masks are not sufficient protection for yourself or others from COVID-19).

These guidelines will keep paraders, spectators, event staff, and nearby residents, safe. We will be monitoring the event for compliance and those not adhering to these guidelines will be asked to leave immediately.

Please help us make this a fun — and SAFE — day for all!

WHAT OR WHO IS A HERO????

T'Challaween is a tribute to our heroes and role models. It's an opportunity for South Seattleites to come together safely to celebrate what makes our community great — the people!

More than ever, we need each other. We are, all of us, heroic at one time or another, if not in our own eyes, in the eyes of others. And we are all role models, to each other and to the next generation. Heroes don’t always wear capes, but they do help those in need by drawing on their unique skills. Heroes are not always masked, but pandemic heroes wear their masks to protect others.

There are many definitions of "hero." (We'd love to know what it means to you!)

Let us not forget in these times of virtual (and actual) isolation that we are not alone, that there are heroes among us (sometimes they ARE US), that we are in this together, and that collectively we have super powers!

SO READY YOUR COSTUMES AND COME OUT WITH ALL THE STYLE YOU CAN MUSTER, SOUTH END HEROES!!!

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We leave you, now with the words of Marvel's Black Panther, the one and only, T'Challa:

“We will work to be an example of how we, as brothers and sisters on this earth, should treat each other. Now, more than ever, the illusions of division threaten our very existence. We all know the truth: more connects us than separates us. But in times of crisis the wise build bridges, while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another, as if we were one single tribe.”


A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:

The Station coffee shop, Practically Apparent (blog), Converge Media, Bar del Corso, Urban Feed & Garden, Beacon Arts, Jump Start Consulting, and Beacon Business Alliance. And a special thanks to Feed the People Plaza & Hello Bicycle (for providing power)!

If you would like to volunteer for this event, contact us at editor@southseattleemerald.com

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