AACA - CHESAPEAKE REGION

                    Recent Event Photographs

2019  Baltimore Saint Patrick Parade

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Organized and managed by member Nick Prevas, Chesapeake Region again in 2019 participated in the Baltimore Saint Patrick Parade, held on Sunday, March 10th, 2019. Arriving first to our designated assembly area on East Center Street was Joanne in "My Gal" her 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

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Green decorations outlined the swooping lines of her T'Bird.

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Jerry arrived next in "Duches2" his 1954 Kaiser Manhattan.

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Henry's 1955 Pontiac Starchief sported a big green shamrock on the sideview mirror.

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President Paula and Gary's 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix also sported a shamrock adorning the sideview mirror.

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As we waited for the parade to begin, Gary struck up conversations with some members of the Baltimore Fire Department, his former employer.

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Though not a Chesapeake Region club car, this immaculate 1903 Curved Dash Oldsmobile parade participant attracted a lot of attention.

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With the Presentation of Colors, the parade began its journey south on Charles Street to the Inner Harbor.

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The official Parade name of "Saint Patrick Parade" reflects the fact that it is seldom held on the official Saint Patrick's Day.

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Groups from all over the Mid-Atlantic region participate.

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And of course, Saint Patrick himself, the primary Patron Saint of Ireland, warmly welcomes the assembled crowds lining the street.

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The '03 Olds heads down Charles Street.

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The Fire Brigade Pipes and Drums of Greater Baltimore.

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Also not a Chesapeake Region car, but a beautiful example of a 1957 Ford Thunderbird.

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The Irish brew Guinness Blonde, now produced at their new location in Halethorpe.

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The Westminster, Maryland Municipal Band with their green banner, strike up some music.

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With Chesapeake Region President, Paula Ruby and husband Gary leading in their 1986 Pontiac Grand Prix, the Chesapeake Region antique cars begin their journey south on Charles Street.

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Next in the procession: Henry Chaudron in his 1955 Pontiac Starchief.

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Following Henry is Jerry Ross in his 1954 Kaiser Manhattan.

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Next is Joanne Day in her 1963 Ford Thunderbird.

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Following Joanne is Rick McCauley in his GREEN 1972 Pontiac Firebird Esprit.

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And last in line: Ferd Driver in his 1955 DeSoto Fireflite Sportsman.

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Always crowd favorites are the various Mummer "String", "Fancy", and "Wench" Brigades.

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The colorful Brigade outfits are a sight to see.

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One more outlandish that the next.

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By contrast were the impeccable unifirms of the Calvert Hall College marching band...

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... a young fife and drum corp...

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... and the Baltimore City Pipe Band.

Chesapeake Region enjoyed participating in this 64th Annual Baltimore Saint Patrick Parade and we look forward to participation again in 2020.