After this year’s brutal winter, everyone at St. Paul’s Home was looking forward to experiencing warmer temperatures and the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day festivities.
In Cincinnati, home of baseball’s first professional team, an annual parade marks the official “city holiday” with young and old alike taking the day off to cheer on their favorite team. Local news stations provide live coverage of the Opening Day Parade from its start time at 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. Residents and volunteers of St. Paul’s Home enjoyed watching the floats, marching bands and celebrities on the big screen in our auditorium – taking delight in seeing so many of our friends in the parade including local school groups, the Franciscan Friars and Knights of Columbus.
Television coverage continued through the first pitch thrown at 4:10 and the Reds win over the Pittsburgh Pirates 5 to 2. Our auditorium remained filled with fans enjoying popcorn and red floats, while rooting for our favorite team.