the motley crew

the mounted police

Grandma Jean & one of her oldest friends, Dr. Fred Schmidt

Griffin & his girl

one tough nerd: Gov. Snyder

Benton Harbor Tigers marching band

Miss Blossomtime (Miss Baroda!)

Red hats, purple chaps

Baroda’s float: “Baroda is the place to be”

“MOM, Look! There’s some pirates! Arrrg!”

more pirates…

The barnyard animals that’ll hit downtown Saint Joe this summer

the queens from Saint Joe
It’s a springtime rite of passage to attend the Blossomtime Parade. Each day for the month and a half before, we watch ‘our band’, the local Catholic high school practice their routine, slowly improving their music and their dance steps.
This year was no different, it was great fun to be part of the community as a whole, to pack a lunch and picnic with the family. The queens were beautiful, the floats were well made, and the music was enjoyable. What a great afternoon!