Dignitaries escorted by Seattle police through Ballard on Christmas Eve

A trio of buses with full police escort drove through the center of Ballard on Christmas Eve, leaving many wondering who the important dignitaries must be.

Thanks to the My Ballard Facebook group, it turns out to be kids and their families from Seattle Children’s Hospital headed to the annual Ronald McDonald House Christmas Cruise on Shilshole.

Once they arrived, they were greeted by even more Seattle police officers, some on horseback, others playing bagpipes and drums. Then the children boarded an Argosy Cruise for dinner, gifts, games and a magical visit from Santa himself.

“RMH Holiday Cruise was established in 1981 by founder Stephen Lamson,” explains the event website. ” The core mission for this organization is to provide children dealing with life-threatening diseases and their families that are displaced from home and extended family during the holidays an evening of enjoyment and celebration.”

What a great event and a reminder about the true spirit of Christmas.

(Top photo via video posted by KING 5’s Alex Rozier. Second photo via SPD Chief Carmen Best.)


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Lizzy the Lezzy
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Lizzy the Lezzy

So that’s where all the cops are.

trungtamthuoc
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the cops US other Vietnam

Ballard By Boat
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Ballard By Boat

No matter what you think of their food, the Ronald McDonald house does great things for sick children. Remember, these are kids who probably won’t reach adulthood.

lrlopez74
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lrlopez74

More Propaganda from Right Wing Liberals in Ballard. Headline should be “Seattle Pigs Take a Break from Stalking Women and Shooting Black People to Escort Sick Children Because They Need Some Good Publicity.”

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

5/5 Stars for Parody of Insane Liberal

Hey, when are you moving to Pakistan to get away from all of us evil Americans?

lrlopez74
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lrlopez74

You can always find some dumb white bastard north of Downtown Seattle willing to propagandize for pigs when they do good things. It’s bad enough that the Democrats on the Seattle City Council rewarded Seattle Police with raises for killing people of color, for excessive force, and for stalking women recently.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

The SPD is like half women with cropped hair now and diversity hires. What are you smoking?

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Lol Uncle Buck gets pissy when somebody on the other side acts the way he does.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Moving to Tukwila when?

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Hey, how about regular foot patrols and the return of beat cops and SANE, EFFECTIVE POLICING?