Loyalty Day Parade rolls through Standish

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A group of veterans marches by in the Loyalty Day parade.
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Pinconning children Chase Caffrey, 10, Brandon Fryzel, 9, Samantha Fryzel, 7, and Gabbe Koste, 7, wait for the parade to start.
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Children scramble to scoop up candy thrown from a float.
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Laikin and Patti Berry, members of the Relay For Life team Family Ties, used the time before the parade to raise money for their team.
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Circuit Court Judge Ronald Bergeron waves to the crowd as he walks by in the parade.
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The Statue of Liberty, live and in the flesh, was featured on this American Legion float.
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Standish City Manager Curt Hillman drives grand marshal Bob Sanch Sr. in the parade.
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A color guard group marches near the front of the parade.
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An old-time fire truck drives by.
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A line of tractors rolls through toward the end of the parade.
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Tow trucks line up and roll by.
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The Arenac County Sheriff's Office and it's K9 unit drive through the parade.
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An old U.S. Navy medic truck was featured in the parade.
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Olson Real Estate's float showed off what might have been one of the earliest homes the company sold.
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A pair of horses pulls the Girl Scouts through the parade.
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Nick Schiavo hands a balloon to parade spectator Anthony Witek, 7, of Sterling.
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The Boy Scouts march through the parade.
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The Standish-Sterling Central marching band performed patriotic tunes as it made its way through the parade.
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Local Shriners added some bright colors to the parade.

Posted by Tim Barnum
Associate Editor Community News | news@ogemawherald.com


Participants in the 42nd annual Loyalty Day Parade made their way through Standish Saturday, April 27. Local veterans organizations, civic groups, business representatives and elected officials marched or rode by in the parade, which stretched from Airpark Drive east to the Standish Elementary School. The parade's grand marshal was Bob Sanch Sr., a lifetime resident of the area, a VFW member and business owner.


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