AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2018  Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade

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Chesapeake Region members assembled on Sunday December 2nd. for the annual Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade. Though the damp and overcast weather conditions certainly limited member turnout, enthusiasm was certainly not dampend.

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Tom and Judy's Cadillac was decked out with this fancy wreath.

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Robert's 1958 Buick Special.

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Tom and Judy's 1984 Cadillac Fleetwood Brougham.

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Paula's Cadillac XLR.

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The XLR gets a wipe-down prior to the start of the parade.

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Jerry and Helen, who have managed the club participation in the parade for many years, brought their Lincoln, attendee log sheets and parade participation plaques.

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The colorful parade participation plaques.

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Parade participants Paula, Judy, Tom, Nancy and Al pose for a photo.

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Photographer Buzz is invited to join in a photo, and Paula then changes roles.

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Jerry and Helen wisely wait the parade start in the comfort of their car.

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Parade vehicles, to transport event VIPs, were lined up at the start of the parade route.

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Though not quite "convertible weather" parade convertibles are always popular. Here a vintage Thunderbird is going "top down" in preparation for the 1:00 pm parade start.

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A inflateable snowman makes his way along the parade route.

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Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh converses with associates, prior to the parade start.

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With the "Presentation of Colors" the 2018 Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade begins.

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Our Chesapeake Region antique vehicles enter the parade route.

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Club President Paula.

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Tom and Judy.

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Robert

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Lots of "characters" participated in the parade. Here Krampus engages with a spectator to her obvious delight. In Central European folklore, Krampus is a horned, anthropomorphic figure described as "half-goat, half-demon",who, during the Christmas season, punishes children who have misbehaved.

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The colorful Oriole Bird makes an appearance.

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The Westminster Municipal Band entertained the crowd with their music.

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Shortly thereafter, the Dulaney High School Band continued the entertainment.

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This lucky character got to ride in a nice, yellow Oldsmobile Starfire convertible.

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My goodness... look at all those Baltimore Hons!

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Hampden's Cafe Hon showed off the origin of their namesake.

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Might this have all started many years ago, with wanting a pony for Christmas?

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"The King" struts down Falls Road in his iconic attire.

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The Raven takes his annual flight along the parade route.

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Not all the antique cars in the parade belonged to Chesapeake Region members. Here a 1962 Ford Galaxie 4-door hardtop passes by.

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The band of Dunbar High approaches the site of the parade start in their stunning uniforms.