www.mybaycity.com March 20, 2011
Community Article 5790


Bay City Fire Chief - Irish for the Day!

2011 St. Patrick Day Parade

Bay City Celebrates Annual Rite of Spring

March 20, 2011
By: Stephen Kent


Bay City celebrated the first day of spring with the annual Saint Patrick Day Parade. The parade route was packed with what felt like a record crowd as the two hour parade made its way down Center Avenue from Essexville to downtown.

Last year the week before Saint Patrick Day was cold and snowy then turned fair for the parade. This year the week before was beautiful then on parade day the skies were overcast, the wind light, and the temperature in the upper 30's. But that didn't discourage Bay City from coming out for it's favorite event of the season.

MyBayCity.com has been covering the parade since 2003. We've learned that what our readers want and like is our pictures. So we rather than write a lot, we'll just post a collection of those popular photos.

Just for the fun of it, you might want to check out these St. Pat's stories from previous years. It's interesting just to see how digital cameras have evolved since 2002:
For another take on the subject of parades, check out what was going on in 1978 in this 1978 Flashback article from the archives of the Bay County Sports Page & Bay City Enterprise newspapers. Published from 1976 through 1984, those papers were the "grandparents" of today's MyBayCity.com.



Those sirens are LOUD!

Forty and 8: La SOCIETE 40 HOMMES et 8 CHEVAUS


The Color Guard


Parade Marshall Tim Kelly


Drum Corps


St. Pats Queen and Court


Mayor Chris Shannon


Congressman Dale Kildee - Michigan 5th District


Rielly Wallace, Princess Bay County
Madison Seliskar, Little Miss Bay County


Savannah Cousins, Junior Miss Bay County
Mallory Rivard, Outstanding Teen Bay County


Sydney Learman, Miss Bay County


Cotton Candy!


THE Look for the day


Expressions in Motion Dance and Gymnastics


Irish


Vintage Firetruck


Bay City Central High Dance Team


Good View


Happy Puppy


B.Y.O.B


The Tummy Ache Slap Stix Crew


Happy Face


Love the glasses


Bay Area Bling Babes - Sweet Potato Queens


Chemical Bank Crew


Bay City's Center Avenue Homes


Do-All Inc. - People Helping People Succeed.


Bay City Masons


It's EASY Being Green in Bay City on St. Pats Day


Bay City Western High School Band


DO NOT DROP the Cheerleader!


Sing Out If You're Happy


I'm Irish!


Sabrina Jeffrey, Auburn-Midland's Outstanding Teen


The Irish are Everywhere!


Don't worry about me, I'm warm enough



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