Grand Old Day Parade The St. Paul Optimist Club will be marching in the annual Grand Old Day Parade, passing out bookmarks to local kids to support literacy and a lifelong appreciation for learning. Harvey Mackay said " When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective. " So wake up early and join us to celebrate our history of helping the St. Paul Community for over 90 years!