MARCH/APRIL 2014 VMC ~ Creative Composition, 1st PLACE
WATCH THE RIVER TURN GREEN! What causes the Chicago River to turn green for St. Patrick's Day? That is a secret formula only the Chicago Journeymen Plumbers Union Local 130 knows for sure. They dumped 40 pounds of vegetable dye from motorboats into the Chicago River at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. It's been a tradition since 1962 that has attracted hundreds of thousands of people dressed in their best St. Patrick's Day apparel. Revelers come early to get the best spots. Afterwards, as many as a million people were estimated to have attended the 59th Annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, which stepped off at noon. Celebrants can be seen all over Chicago for most of the week-end. It's a wonderful way to welcome Spring, which we are all anxious to do this year particularly!