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Parade of Shamrocks returns

After five-year hiatus the Celtic Cultural Alliance’s Parade of Shamrocks returned on a bright and warm March 16 after a five-year hiatus. The parade featured music from three of Bethlehem’s middle school bands, Broughal, East Hills and Northeast, as well as the Liberty High School Grenadier Band bag pipers. Local elected officials and Bethlehem’s Mounted Patrol led the first of four parade divisions along the West Broad and Main Street parade route lined with spectators several deep on Main Street. Students from dance studios, several canine related organizations, classic car and Jeep enthusiasts, the National Museum of Industrial History, BASD Transportation, several community organizations, and area public safety departments all contributed to a well received Parade of Shamrocks. More photos on A2.

PRESS PHOTOS BY DANA GRUBB The Liberty HS Grenadiers' bag pipers were a highlight of the parade. More photos on A2.
Students from the O'Grady-Quinlan Academy of Irish Dance perform on Main Street.
The Northeast MS Hornets were one of three BASD middle school bands participating.
Andrew Pergantis from Reading came to celebrate his birthday on St. Patrick's Day.
BASD bus driver Tami Kiefer appears to have sprouted a red beard for the event.
The Broughal MS Rockets Band marches down Main Street.
Easton residents Mia and Kaiden Duque enjoyed the Parade of Shamrocks from their vantage point on Main Street.