Hundreds hit the streets for tenth annual St. Patrick's parade in Horseheads
The cold weather couldn’t keep the luck of the Irish from shining brightly during the tenth annual St. Patrick’s parade in Horseheads. YNNs Crystal Cranmore was out there for all the excitement.
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HORSEHEADS, N.Y. -- Hundreds came out on a snowy Saturday, as the St. Patrick's parade made its way down the streets of Horseheads.
Whether you are young or young at heart, it is a day for everyone to celebrate all things Irish.
“It’s a tradition, and it’s going to go on. And if you’re Irish, this is where you got to be. If you missed it, there is always next year,” said Village of Horseheads Mayor Donald Ziegler.
Dozens of local organizations took part in the parade. Dancers, bagpipers and leprechauns filled the streets, creating a sea of green.
“Everybody is throwing stuff to the kids and the kids are having a great time,” said Amber Smith, parade attendee.
It's a day where people can leave their troubles behind and enjoy the music and dancing.
“Pretty much around St. Patrick’s Day, everyone is an Irishman,” said Dan O'Herron, the president of the Elmira Ancient Order of Hibernians and the parade’s Grand Marshal.
The fun doesn't stop at Saturday’s parade. The Horseheads Fire Department will serve a traditional Irish Meal on St. Patrick's Day.