HORSEHEADS, N.Y. (WENY) -- St. Patrick's Day is getting closer and closer. With the Irish celebration around the corner, the Horseheads Fire Department painted their yearly shamrock in Hanover Square, Sunday afternoon. 

The firefighter volunteers to lend a helping hand as the painting took a little over an hour to complete in the chilly weather conditions. 

Fire Chief Arthur Sullivan said his crew looks forward to bringing a pop of color to the square, every year. He added, there is a lot to get excited for in the Village of Horseheads, in March. 

“Everybody coming out, waving, cheers, smiles on their faces,” he said. “Spring is coming.” 

Sullivan said his crew has been painting the shamrock for over 15 years. He added, it is worth coming out in the cold for. He is sure the shamrock is going to bring on a lot of smiles during the parade. 

WENY News is a proud sponsor of the annual Horseheads St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade will be coming through Hanover Square on Saturday, March 11th, starting at 2 p.m.