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Stamford Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Crowds gather for 18th annual parade

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Stamford, CT | Added on March 09, 2013 At 07:52 PM


"It's got a great history. It's the second largest parade in Stamford after the Thanksgiving Day Parade. But his parade is different in that it's a real community parade."


Green was all around on Saturday as crowds marched from Columbus Park to Bedford Street to celebrate Stamford's 18th annual St. Patricks Day Parade. This year the parade honored Grand Marshal John Wayne Fox for his contributions to the community. 


The parade's newest chairman Michael Feighan says whether on foot, motorcycle, vehicle or horseback, its always a celebration.


"We've got a lot of community organizations, a lot of the Irish Step Schools, the public school bands, Elementary, middle high school bands," said Feighan. "Not exactly sure who's new, but it's more than we've had in the past."


"About the month of Saint Patricks Day we do a lot of St. Patricks Day practices," said Irish step dancer Erin Maher. "We do a lot of shows and everything as well. So we have a bunch of routines we work on altogether. My favorite part is the grand stand because we do this big routine that's a lot of fun."


"It went great, beautiful day, beautiful people, good time."

"It went pretty good because I just had to follow the beat. It's an easy job."


For the first time the parade included a trolly for those physically unable to march. 


"Building and Land technology was kind enough to loan us the trolly that they had so that some of our Hibernians who would love to participate but are unable to march are able to participate in the parade."

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