For your St. Patrick’s Day: Catch the sights and sounds of Wilmington’s parade (Video)

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Green beaded necklaces were everywhere downtown - here's one in mid-flight. (Photo Benjamin Schachtman)
Green beaded necklaces were everywhere downtown – here’s one in mid-flight. (Photos and video by Benjamin Schachtman)

WILMINGTON — The Friends of Hibernians celebrated its 16th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Wilmington a little early this year. So, whether you missed the festivities last weekend or just need a little Irish cheer on your Friday, here are the sights and sounds of the parade.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade featured two and four-legged participants, including Wilmington City Council members Paul Lawler, Kevin O’Grady and self-described “temporarily Irish” Mayor Bill Saffo. Dogs from the Adopt an Angel foundation and Greyhound Friends of North Carolina also participated.

At the parade’s end, the Wilmington Police Department Pipes & Drums performed.

Get in the spirit, below, as the WPD Pipes & Drums kick things off:

 

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