Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition continues 

(Photo by Sarah Richardson)
Patrick O’Flaherty (front right) casts a glance at the closed Irish Pub as he leads the Shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade.

On Sunday, Mar. 17, the streets of Lewisburg were once again awash in green as the annual Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade made its way through town.

The route has originally run from the Wild Bean to the Irish Pub, but due to the pub’s closing several months ago the route has been modified to end at Hill and Holler. This makes the trek significantly longer, but it remains a notoriously short (and fun!) parade for the whole family, including the furry, four-legged members. Patrick O’Flaherty led the procession, pausing for a moment of silence outside of the pub before continuing to Hill and Holler. The parade was so large that it stretched back nearly half a block, and consisted of whole families in costumes, dogs, flag bearers, musical accompanists, and more.

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