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It was magic | Mercer Island Summer Celebration! 2013

Wyatt Nitzschke and his pug, Wily, queue up for the Saturday morning Grand Parade during Summer Celebration! down 78th Avenue Southeast. Nitzschke was a member of The Wagon Deeres. - Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter
Wyatt Nitzschke and his pug, Wily, queue up for the Saturday morning Grand Parade during Summer Celebration! down 78th Avenue Southeast. Nitzschke was a member of The Wagon Deeres.
— image credit: Matt Brashears/Special to the Reporter

Mercer Islanders gathered last weekend to celebrate the 2013 Summer Celebration! festival, with the theme "It's Magic."

This year, the event featured the annual street fair and parade, magicians and the yearly fireworks.

All photos are by Matt Brashears Photography. If you have photos to share of the event, send them to editor@mi-reporter.com.

In the top three photos, colorfully adorned drill team members with the Electronetts Jazzlyn-Divas perform during the Saturday morning parade down 78th Avenue Southeast.

A Boy Scout passes out candy to kids along the parade route on 78th Avenue Southeast.

Miss Seattle, Delia Lubanovici, a Northwest University graduate, waves to the crowd during the parade.


Black belt Tia Booker, a sophomore at Mercer Island High School, demonstrates her leaping and kicking ability as part of the Summer Celebration parade down 78th Avenue Southeast on Saturday. Booker trains with Master Krista Wells, owner of Mercer Island Martial Arts, pictured holding the targets.

City Council candidate Rich Erwin shakes hands with the crowd during the parade.

Addison Moffitt, 5, of Mercer Island, surrounds herself with bubbles with a bubble gun that she bought from a vendor in Mercerdale Park on Saturday, July 13, during the annual Summer Celebration! festival.

The Mercer Island High School cheerleaders perform in the parade.

A girl and a boy crawl through the Squeeze play in Mercerdale Park after the parade.

Cheerleaders with Eastside Dream Elite perform during the Saturday morning parade down 78th Avenue Southeast, casting shadows on the street.

Jane McCormmach of Mercer Island and her grandchildren, Ariya Shendure, 5, right, and Daniel Shendure, 4, both of Seattle, wait for the Saturday morning parade to begin along 78th Avenue Southeast, each adorned with a sun hat.

Two boys ride a zip line at Summer Celebration! in Mercerdale Park on Saturday. Below, the Mercer Island High School cheerleaders perform in the parade.


Jack McMahon, 4, of Seattle, has his hands full with a foot-long corn dog and drink after a visit to one of the many food vendors on the street alongside Mercerdale Park on Saturday.

Patriotic in cell phone cover and shirt, Mercer Island High School senior Sara Lindquist snaps a photo of the parade along 78th Avenue Southeast.

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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