It isn't quite SPRING yet but the blossoms have been appearing on the trees in front of our building. . .
The HOUGH Elementary School is just 5 blocks from where I live and each year near St. Patrick's Day, they sponsor a parade that goes right past our apartment building. It is in honor of Paddy Hough, a great teacher and one of our founding fathers in Vancouver. YUP! That's Paddy Hough himself!
Ok, I am getting ahead of myself. . . every parade has to have a banner. . . and here it is! There is a traffic circle on our corner so the parade has to veer to the left until they get around it but we don't mind. There were many participants, including each grade level from Hough Elementary but I won't post all. . . just enough to give you the flavor of the parade.
Different kinds of bands participated. . . including some bagpipers. . . which is definitely appropriate for this special occasion.
This is a band from the Junior High school in the area. They always participate and are a great addition!
Nice when they stop and play in front of our building and all too soon are on their way so others can have a taste of their great music. . .
Among the many vehicles represented, this fire engine is #1 . . . in more ways than one.
Hope you enjoyed a few features of our little annual parade for St. Patrick's Day. LUCK of the Irish to you all!