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Another great St. Patrick's Day
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The crowd overflowed onto Highway 55 in Pickerel Saturday, enjoying sunny but brisk conditions for the community’s annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

The event, a tradition in a community with very few Irish names but plenty of Celtic souls, drew hundreds of spectators and over two dozen entries to the route, which followed Highway DD and Highway 55 through the community.

The Anderson family brought a clever entry, featuring a mobile putting green, to the parade, taking first place.

Second went to Dvorak’s Docks, with participants pretending to enjoy a sunny day lakeside while listening to little Johnny Wissbroecker belt out some tunes.

St. Mary Catholic Church took third with a 100-year celebration entry.

The parade opened with an honor guard led by American Legion units from Antigo, White Lake and Crandon.

The unit was followed by lines of big rescue equipment from the Pickerel and town of Langlade volunteer departments, all-terrain vehicles from the Pickerel-Pearson Wolf River Riders, Maplewood Golf Course handing out tokens, and the Pickerel-Pearson Lions Club coupled with 4-H Camp Susan.

The Tombstone-Pickerel Sno-Club brought out their big groomers and tractors, which have had a very busy year, and there were more trucks and heavy equipment from RJ’s Towing, Grose Excavating, Bolen Green Landscaping.

Dvorak’s Docks brought a band with its tiny lead singer and Hillybilly Cook’n, a new catering service in the area, served hot sandwiches along the route.

The St. Mary 100-year anniversary float had a band as well, followed by Bucktails Lounge, Jim Erickson riding his horse, Parsons, the Anderson family and Northwoods Karaoke/the Menting Bros. with young ladies in tutus, Rounding out entries were Adam’s Mobile Marine, Millers, Ed Donovan Builders, Whitetail & Woodland/Antigo Asphalt & Grading, Breakaway and St. John Lutheran Church.

The judges were an illustrious bunch enjoying a fun day away from their usual responsibilities. They included Antigo Mayor Bill Brandt, Forest County attorney Robert Kennedy and Langlade County Circuit Court Judge Fred Kawalski.


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Duane Anderson mugged for the camera on his clever entry, which won float judging at Pickerel on Saturday.
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