Photos: 55th Annual Annie and Mary Day

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While fewer people than last year showed up for Blue Lake’s 55th annual Annie and Mary Day on a perfect weather day on Sunday, everyone present seemed to share a positive attitude. (And despite the ongoing pandemic, very few were wearing masks.) The day featured most of the usual participants in Blue Lake's small-town parade and a very popular line up of vintage vehicles in the Bill Nessler Car Show.
Jamie Bondage with the Rag Doll Review convertible lined up for the parade start with Amber Lust (back left) and others in charge of throwing candy to attendees. - PHOTO BY MARK LARSON
  • Photo by Mark Larson
  • Jamie Bondage with the Rag Doll Review convertible lined up for the parade start with Amber Lust (back left) and others in charge of throwing candy to attendees.

According to the city website, “Every year since 1967, the Blue Lake Chamber has sponsored Annie and Mary Day. Annie and Mary Day is a celebration of the historic Arcata Mad River Rail Line, named after Annie Carroll and Mary Buckley, two bookkeepers who were employed by the railroad around the year 1907.”  I missed seeing Annie or Mary walking in the parade this year. The day wrapped up with live music and food, drink and craft vendors in Perigot Park. See the slideshow below for highlights.

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