So much candy is flung, tossed, or handed out along the route of Bucks County’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, local kids know enough to bring bags with them to stash it in. Probably heard it from their parents–Bucks County’s annual Irish fest turned 20 this year with one of its best parades ever.
So what could be bad? There were pipe bands, military bands, Shriners bands, and two–count them, two–Mummers bands, including the Uptown Mummers brigade dressed as big colorful bugs. And you have to love a parade where the kids can pile into the street and talk to the marchers like the little girl who approached the Uptown captain and wanted to know, “Are you an alien?”
There were literally hundreds of dancers, including the adult Ireland dancers who caught the imagination of at least one Little Leaguer in the crowd.