While there won’t be a Fathoms O’ Fun Festival Grand Parade this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, area residents will have an opportunity to drive by and see the 2020 Fathoms float and the Royalty Court at the Kitsap Bank parking lot in downtown Port Orchard on Saturday, Sept. 19. The presentation at the Bay Street location will take place at 4 p.m. This image is of the Fathoms float at the parade in 2018. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2018)

While there won’t be a Fathoms O’ Fun Festival Grand Parade this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, area residents will have an opportunity to drive by and see the 2020 Fathoms float and the Royalty Court at the Kitsap Bank parking lot in downtown Port Orchard on Saturday, Sept. 19. The presentation at the Bay Street location will take place at 4 p.m. This image is of the Fathoms float at the parade in 2018. (Bob Smith | Kitsap Daily News 2018)

Take part in Fathoms float, Royalty Court drive-by on Saturday

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PORT ORCHARD — Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year, South Kitsap residents — like people nationwide — had to do without summer community events because of the risk of virus transmission. But in an effort to bring a little joy back to the community, the sponsors of the annual Fathoms O’ Fun Festival will have a float presentation at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19 in downtown Port Orchard.

The Fathoms float, complete with this year’s Royalty Court, will be situated for drive-by viewing at the downtown Kitsap Bank parking lot just off Bay Street.

“We want to honor all of the hard work that our volunteers and sponsors have put into the float,” said Helene Jensen of the Fathoms O’ Fun Festival’s royalty committee.

“We especially want to give a huge thank you to Larry Lewis and his crew for the hundreds of hours they put into the float, evening knowing that we were not going to get to travel with it this year.”

Jensen said area residents are encouraged to drive by and check out the float and watch the Royalty Court perform to this year’s theme — Makin’ Waves.

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