Friday, July 14, 2017

Parade Fun in the Sun (With Costumed Goat!)

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 9:07 AM

click to enlarge River Christie, of Blue Lake, and her costumed pet goat. - MARK LARSON
  • Mark Larson
  • River Christie, of Blue Lake, and her costumed pet goat.
In case you missed it, the 50th annual Annie and Mary Parade in Blue Lake on Sunday featured its usual eclectic mix of participants, ranging from giant puppets, costumed children and adults, horseback riders, honor guard, Samba na Chuva (a dance and drum ensemble) and other local civic groups.

The Blue Lake Chamber has sponsored Annie and Mary Day since 1967 to celebrate the historic Arcata Mad River Rail Line. It is named after Annie Carroll and Mary Buckley, two bookkeepers who were employed by the railroad around the year 1907.

In addition to the parade, the annual event featured the annual Bill Nessler Car Show, a craft vendor fair, distilled beverages and beer, barbeque and after the parade, dancing to the Humboldt Folklife Society's music line up of The Timber Ridge Boys, That Buckin' String Band, No Pardon, Gatehouse Well, and The Detours.

The Humboldt Folklife Society's music performances continue all week. Check out the full slideshow below.

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