Blue Ridge celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with parade

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Downtown Blue Ridge, GA was the scene for many Irish to come out and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day today, March 17, 2019. Although the day was cold with a brisk wind, folks lined the streets.

The Irish green could be seen along the parade route!

Casey Gutwein and Kristen Dawes from Florida visiting

The parade started at 11 o’clock Irish Time!

Blue Ridge City Police led the procession of two-leggeds, four-leggeds, pedestrians, and vehicles. Humane Society of Blue Ridge volunteers walked many adoptable pets along the route.

Suzanne Ponton with Humane Society of Blue Ridge volunteers

Even the new Soap Box Derby car driven by Mike Sullivan made an appearance.

Soap Box Derby’s Mike Sullivan takes the car for a drive down Main Street

Young and old alike filled the streets for the 6th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

The Richardsons- Meg, Murphy, Charlie, and Bobby

Candy and beads were thrown to a crowd of waiting bystanders.

The parade began by St. Anthony’s Catholic Church on East Street. It then turned left onto Mountain Street, left on West Main Street, and another left onto Church Street ending the route where it began: St. Anthony’s Catholic Church.

Mark and Kay Lowery

 

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