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Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade Draws Thousands of Spectators

Posted on March 13, 2012

Article & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett Bagpipes,step-dancers,marching band renditions of “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling” and thousands of spectators awash in green, were all part of the 41st annual Greater Hartford St.Patrick’s Day Parade held March 10 in downtown Hartford, Connecticut. The day even included an impromptu marriage proposal. Spirits were high from the moment the two and a half hour parade kicked off at 11 the State Capitol under sunny skies. Clad in various hues of green and lining the streets on the way to Memorial Arch, viewers came prepared for crisp, yet comfortable, temperatures in the 40’s. Sister Peggy Evans, an East Catholic High School faculty member, was the Parade Grand Marshal and local television anchor, Irene O’Connor of WFSB, marched…

Hartford, CT to Host 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday March 10

Posted on March 9, 2012

                              Write-up by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb There couldn’t be a better day to go green in Hartford, Connecticut then Saturday, March 10, when the city hosts the 41st annual Greater Hartford St. Patrick’s Day Parade. One of Hartford’s most popular events, the parade kicks off at 11 a.m.and is expected to draw thousands of spectators lining the parade route from the State Capitol to Memorial Arch at Bushnell Park. Many Hartford restaurants and pubs are slated to open early, including Vaughan’s Public House and McKinnon’s Irish Pub. Check out McKinnon’s witty verse on Facebook which captures the traditionally light-hearted, upbeat spirit of St. Patty’s parade day in Hartford. It reads –…