Oregon's lovable internet sensations named grand marshals of Starlight Parade
PORTLAND Ore. -- It all started as a simple accident with a computer camera function, but thanks to their Internet savvy granddaughter Mindy, Bruce and Esther Huffman of the Hillside Residential Communities in McMinnville are now international celebrities.
Officials from the Portland Rose Festival have invited the self-proclaimed 'Happy Huffmans' to be grand marshals of the Portland General Electric/SOLVE Starlight parade.
The Huffmans became overnight Internet sensations last August when their daughter posted a video to YouTube called "Webcam 101 for Seniors," which received nearly 10 million hits and has landed the couple on national TV with appearances on Good Morning America and the Today Show. Married for eight years, the Huffmans are truly as happy as they seem.
"Bruce and I are so excited about the honor of being Grand Marshals for the Starlight Parade," said Esther Huffman. "We never dreamed we would be having so many wonderful adventures just because my granddaughter posted our video on YouTube. Being in the Starlight Parade is icing on the cake."
High Altitude, a local all-girls acapella group will accompany the Huffmans on the parade route singing their favorite song, "Blue Skies" as the pair pass before 200,000 plus enthusiastic Starlight Parade fans in downtown Portland. The PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade steps off right after the Legacy Health Starlight Run at 8:30 p.m. June 2.
In keeping with their new-found Internet fame the Huffmans took to the web to accept the invitation and announce it to their millions of fans. See the YouTube video "The Happy Huffmans Trump Jimmy Fallon for Grand Marshal."
Watch the original YouTube "Webcam 101 for Seniors" and check out their Facebook page.