The Festival at Mount Si, formerly known as North Bend Alpine Days, honors North Bend’s community spirit as it preserves the past, celebrates the present, and embraces the future. The Parade is the opening event for the weekend of festivities, and gets everyone in the party mood. It’s time to start planning for this year’s participation by SMR. Last year SMR entered the parade with both of its vehicles and teams pushing two wheeled litters and won the first place trophy for non-profit organizations and we also had a lot of fun during and after the parade. As participants, we were part of a community celebration that has been a tradition for over 38 years! We also got the opportunity to showcase our organization to the communities we serve and North Bend is the “gateway” to the Cascade’s “I-90 Corridor” where most of our missions take place. There is still plenty of time before the July deadline for any other KCSARA units to join with the SMR contingent in the parade and have a contingent. The website for the parade is or email