AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2017  Baltimore Saint Patrick's Day Parade

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Chesapeake Region members again in 2017 had the privilege of participating in the Baltimore Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

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Parade participants and spectators alike dress up for the occasion.

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Just a circumstance of the camera angle, Paula's hat appears to be getting the "evil eye" from the nearby bus of the Baltimore Ravens Marching Band.

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Parade participants assembled at the Washington Monument on a clear, cold and windy Sunday afternoon. At the top of the newly refurbished monument, The George Washington statue points south, the path the parade is to take along Charles Street.

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Paula, Chris and Franklin are bundled up in the cold, awaiting the start of the parade.

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Ron, Rick and Franklin, are all dressed up in green for the occasion.

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Bill, aka "Willie O'Wurzell" attaches his green license plate to his 1954 DeSoto Firedome.

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With decoration installation complete, Jim and Bill, the Club's "DeSoto Duo" signal they're ready to roll.

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Franklin's leprechaun adorns his 1957 Chevrolet Belair.

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Henry's shamrock decorates his 1955 Pontiac Starchief.

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To keep any radiator gremlins away, Henry gives a last-minute drink to the Pontiac.

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With all decorations in place, Club members await the start of the parade.

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Nick, our Parade Organizer, joins Paula and Chris with magnetic signs, identifying the Club, to place on the antique cars.

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A kiltie band practices before the parade begins.

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Surely those kilts made for a rather chilly wait.

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With all preparations complete, our members await the start of the parade.

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The kiltie band lead off the parade procession.

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A Mummers band in their wild outfits followed shortly thereafter.

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Leading the Chesapeake Region group of antique cars was Paula in her 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix 2+2.

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Next was Henry in his 1955 Pontiac Starchief, and Bill in his 1954 DeSoto Firedome.

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Following Bill was Rick in his 1972 Pontiac Firebird Esprit.

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Following Rick was Courtney in his 1967 Buick Skylark California.

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Franklin followed in his 1957 Chevrolet Belair.

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... and Ron in his 1985 Buick Riviera.

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The group made its way south on Charles Street past the enthusiastic crowds lining the sidewalk.

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... and headed toward the Pratt Street reviewing stand.

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Some spectators watching all the activity seemed to wonder "what's this all about?"

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A large high school band traveled all the way from Downingtown, Pennsylvania to participate in the parade.

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The band made for an impresssive display in their stunning uniforms.

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Always a crowd-pleaser, another Mummers band marched by in their wild, colorful outfits.

Chesapeake Region enjoyed the opportunity to participate in the 2017 Baltimore Saint Patrick's Day Parade, and looks forward to participating again next year.