July 13, 2023 Slideshows » Life + Outdoors

Annie & Mary Day 2023 

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Photo by Mark Larson
Alan Billinger, of Bayside, arrived early at the car show in time to wipe the morning mist off of his 1940 Mercury convertible before crowds showed up.
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An informal poll of male attendees was unanimous – they all wanted to drive home in a Corvette.
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Jere Cox (in hat) displayed his 1968 Volkswagen Karmann Ghia convertible with suitcases on the trunk luggage rack.
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Owners of the vintage vehicles in this year's Bill Nessler Car Show seemed to have increased their humor in displays in and around their vehicles.
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From right: Annie (Janine Volkmar) and Mary (Larella Moore) stopped by before the Annie & Mary Day parade started to visit with the "Grandmarshmellows" being honored this year (Terry and Jennifer Kramer of Blue Lake). The Kramers towed this flower-laden wagon with slogans in the parade and handed out packets of flower seeds.
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The members of the Mad River Old Crows, the Blue Lake men's civic organization, flapped their crow puppet throughout the parade and were followed by the Ladies of the Lake, the women's civic organization.
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The clown team of the Redwood Shrine Club was back with a lively mix of vehicles.
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The Humboldt Highlanders Pipe Band helped lead the parade this year just ahead of the Mad River Old Crows.
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Members of the Blue Lake Saddle Club and the Six Rivers Pony Club provided the equine element, wisely located at the end of the parade.
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Members of Dell'Arte International of Blue Lake dug deeply into their supply of vintage puppets and masks to wear in the parade just ahead of more live music from Bandemonium.
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Members of the Blue Lake Summer School float provided the "Blues" and large bubbles in the parade.
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Blue Lake-Fieldbrook Little League players pitched their coming age 7-11 season while marching in the parade.
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The Arcata Playhouse brought out tables and lots of paint to Perigot Park for children to display their creativity.
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A larger number and more interesting array of arts and craft vendors, food and drink offerings and informational tables were available in Perigot Park this year – at least one offering these glasses for sale.
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The Six Rivers Pony Club offered free horseback rides this year in the riding grounds just southeast of Perigot Park.
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The Fickle Hill band started the live music when it was still cool and foggy in front of the new on-stage photo display.
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The Dead On band, including Marty Dodd on guitar and vocals, specializes in covering Grateful Dead music, and was next on stage.
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Stacie Lyans, of Arcata, and her dance partner were grateful for the emerging sunshine and lively music by Dead On that got people up and moving.
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Dead On vocalist and guitar player Norman Bradford led the crowd in a danceable final song in their set under warm sunshine at Perigot Park. They were followed by Cadillac Ranch and Checkered Past.
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The members of the Mad River Old Crows, the Blue Lake men's civic organization, flapped their crow puppet throughout the parade and were followed by the Ladies of the Lake, the women's civic organization.

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