2013 St. Patrick Parade Held With Snow On The Ground
March 18, 2013
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By: Stephen Kent
Yes, it's Spring. But you wouldn't know it from the temperature! It barely reached the freezing point for this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade down Bay City's Center Avenue. Last year it was 80 degrees! But at least the sun was out and everyone was in a great mood.
This was the 59th year for the annual parade. Reports were that there were about 55 floats and over 140 total entries. The morning foot race hit a record number of participants as well.
MyBayCity.com did it again and went way overboard taking pictures. Way too many to show them all. So we picked a representative sample to give you a flavor of the day. If you have friends and relatives in warmer climates, send them a link to this article to show 'em how Northerners handle a little cool air!
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.
It looks like the same picture as last year, but this is the 2013 parade kick-off with the traditional escort of Police Cars, Fire and Rescue vehicles. Somehow there seemed to be more vehicles and the sirens seemed louder this year!
Yep, it was louder this year.
Oh My Goodness! Those sirens hurt her ears.
The State Police always lead the parade
Junior Miss Bay County Jada Archer and Princess Ava Mendoza
Chemical Bank was one of many companies represented
Many politicians walk each year. Here's State Rep Charles Brunner
The Saginaw Band is always a huge hit!
Hey! That's a snow shower. They gotta be cold.
Girls and Guys just gotta have fun.
Irish for sure
Beauties from Sanilac County
And beauties from... well maybe not.
Re-enactors represent the Bay County Historical Society's
annual River of Time encampment.
Don't get him mad.
Everyone was smiling all day
Bay City Western High Marching Band
Modern day quick draw stand off. Photographer to Photographer!
American Legion State Commander Tom Brown
Jenna Stahl and Madison Sharpe
Fireworks King and Mr. and Miss Firecracker - See the camera? Wave!
Bacon and Eggs Special Olympics Volunteers
Polka Band from St. Stan's Polish Festival June 27-30 this year.
If only we'd known they were going to throw her THAT HIGH...
Bay City All-Stars and Elite Cheerleading
and Standish Cheerleading
OH MAN! What can you say.
Bruno's Pet Parlor float - Is that Bruno in the blanket?
Miss Iosco's Princess 2012 Kaylee Kaems and Miss Lighthouse Coast 2013 Lauren Allen
John Glenn High School Marching Band
A favorite returns every year...
Bay Area Bling Babes, The SWEET POTATO QUEENS!
Opps... I think I'm standing in the way of her photograph...
Not quite hot dogs... just warmer in those blankets.
Sweet ride for this pooch
Bay City Central High - The Oldest Continuous Marching Band In The State
He's not heavy, he's my brother?
Seems to be a little hard to see from under that hat brim
Yes, that's a GOAT!
But that is, in fact, a horse.
Now that's one huge bunny
Pretty big ride for that little guy
Happy St. Patrick Day
Just to show that there's a plenty of snow left.
Josh and Shawn from MyBayCity.com's sister outlet:
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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