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2011 St. Patrick Day Parade

Bay City Celebrates Annual Rite of Spring

March 20, 2011       1 Comments
By: Stephen Kent

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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. 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

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


Vintage Firetruck

Bay City Central High Dance Team

Good View

Happy Puppy


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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llschmid Says:       On March 21, 2011 at 09:13 AM
GREAT photos of the St Pats Parade! Our brother-in-law is featured in the one you called "I'm Irish", wearing a green hat, white long tails jacket. His name is Rob Schmidt (maybe I should say Rob O'Schmidt..."

I would love to print that photo. Can you send me the photo?

Thank you also for our grandchildren's photo recently of Frosty the Snowman (Katie & Zach of Saginaw). Very nice!

Thank you.
Agree? or Disagree?

Stephen Kent

Steve Kent and his family have lived in Bay City for 40 years. He is VP of Technical Services at MMCC which produces MyBayCity.Com. Kent is active in many Bay City civic organizations.

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