NorthBay, Part of Community Traditions

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NorthBay Healthcare celebrated Fiesta Day's 60th anniversary in grand style by not only serving as host of the Fiesta Day's Parade, but also bringing together nearly a dozen of the event's former grand marshals, as well as 2017's marshals, Dave and Buff Fleming, on May 26.

With banners proclaiming, “YOUR WELLNESS, It's Why We're Here,” NorthBay's float rolled down Vacaville's Merchant Street on Parade Day with the former marshals and family members perched on hay bales, waving at the crowd.

NorthBay's float decorating effort began the day before, when a handful of staff added red-white-and-blue fringe to the flatbed trailer, pulled by the purple NorthBay Trauma Center ambulance.

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At 10 a.m., the parade launched with NorthBay's display leading the way as the first float in the procession, right behind the police motorcycle brigade and Travis Air Force Base color guard. Plenty of cheering and applause from the large crowds that lined Merchant Street in Vacaville greeted the float, with one person near the grandstand shouting, “Thank you for saving lives, NorthBay!” as the float passed by.

Ambulance pulling trailer full of wellness supporters