The 4th Annual Old Mission Parade, a.k.a. Bay Street Parade, took place on Sunday, July 1, 2018. As in previous years, the parade featured a fun mix of homespun floats, antique cars, kids on bikes and animals decked out in patriotic colors.
The parade began at the corner of Bay Street and Swaney Road, heading down Bay Street to Woodland Road, left on Traverse Street and ending at the American Legion Hall. The event included a special acknowledgement to veterans and military service members.
The Peninsula Fire Department showed up with a fire truck and ambulance, which brought the kids running to climb into the truck and try on a firefighter’s hat.
The event also included acknowledgements to those no longer with us, including long-time Bay Street resident Jan Mlujeak who recently passed away. The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will plant a tree in her honor, to be located on Center Road near Eiman Road. A plaque with her name will be installed at the tree, as well.
Organizer Connie Rohl-Parliament, who served as this year’s Grand Marshall along with her husband Doug, thanked all of her friends, family and neighbors who helped make the day a big success. “It was a wonderful day!”