Beautiful Weather Brings Thousands to St. Patrick's Day Parade

Published 03/15 2014 11:11PM

Updated 03/15 2014 11:18PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The party started early on Saturday with the 28th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in St. Joseph.
From little puppies to leprechauns, the parade had something for everything.

People lined up along Frederick, as local businesses made their way down the street.

With elections around the corner, this year's Keltic March had a political flavor, but the topic of discussion seemed to be the nice weather and the music.

"It's just like the first sign of spring. And, the weather is beautiful. We're just so glad to be outside, finally," said Bobbie Sue Bareiss, St. Joseph resident.

"We are so excited. We love everything about the Irish, everything. This is our first parade, though, but we love the music, the culture, everything," said Donita Swafford, St. Joseph resident.

This year's Grand Marshals, the Casey Family, along with with Ancient Order of Hibernians, marched to raise money for the Second Harvest Food Bank.

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