St. Patrick’s Day Parade-goers in Mount Holly bundled up but otherwise made no concession to the chilly 40-degree day. They certainly didn’t stay home Saturday afternoon. At the reviewing stand at the bottom of High Street, they stood two- and three-deep.
They had a lot to watch, from local bagpipe bands to Paddy rockers on floats (some of them wore kilts, too) to high-stepping Irish dancers. Scouts and Ancient Order of Hibernians members, fire engines, and at least one farm tractor also made the trek on what turned out to be a cool but (thankfully) dry day.
Of course, the spectators themselves, with their silly hats, green Mardi Gras beads and hair dyed green, are also worth watching.
Without further ado, here are the photos, and a video wrap-up of the day.