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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
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
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
THE Look for the day
Expressions in Motion Dance and Gymnastics
Bay City Central High Dance Team
The Tummy Ache Slap Stix Crew
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
Sabrina Jeffrey, Auburn-Midland's Outstanding Teen
The Irish are Everywhere!
Don't worry about me, I'm warm enough
"The BUZZ" - Read Feedback From Readers!
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!
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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