Cold weather doesn't stop annual Horseheads St. Patrick's parade
HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- If you were passing by Hanover Square on Saturday, you may have noticed a sea of green. People from around the Southern Tier gathered in the square for the fifteenth annual St. Patrick's Day parade. This year, more than sixty entries lined the field, along with six bands, and even the first ever village of Horseheads float. According to parade organizers, their parade is one of few around the area that celebrates St. Patrick's Day.
"I don't know if people realize it, but other than Hornell and Binghamton, so that's about a seventy-five mile drive," said parade organizer, Debbie Hicks. "Horseheads New York is the only village and town, municipality, that has a St. Patrick's Day parade. So it's really special. It takes about eight months to plan. A lot of community support and a lot of wonderful sponsors."
The parade started at Horseheads High School and ended in Hanover Square. It was put on by the Horseheads Fire Department, Friends of the St.Patrick's Day Parade and the Village of Horseheads.