This past weekend, volunteers working on the 73rd anniversary of the St. Johnsbury Pet Parade 2022 decorated Main Street to help build the excitement about the return of the beloved event, said Anita Roth, chair of the StJ Pet Parade 2022. Supporters of the event also got together to paint portraits of their favorite animals, said Roth. “Amazing to think it’s been happening for 73 years and all the joy it’s brought to our community,” said Roth. The annual event, which started in the 1950s, was held virtually last year due to the pandemic. But it has been re-organized by a collection of community members who plan to have pets and other animals rolling through the streets once again on Saturday, June 4.