Much like the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade the day before, the turnout to the 37th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Wilkes-Barre on Sunday, March 12 was hindered by the bitter cold weather that preceded the record-setting snowfall of Winter Storm Stella. You can’t keep the Irish spirit down, however, so the parade marched on.
Led by grand marshal Joseph A. Moran, the procession included step dancers, police and fire officials, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins mascot Tux, Disney’s “Frozen” stars Anna And Elsa, community groups, and plenty of music by pipe and drum bands, bugle corps, string and school bands, and Wilkes-Barre rockers Three Imaginary Boys.
Following the Renal Race 6 for kidney cancer at 10 a.m., the parade began on South Main Street at South Street at 2 p.m., wrapping around downtown Wilkes-Barre and ending at the intersection of North Main and Union Streets as green-clad patrons hopped from bar to bar.
See photos from the Scranton St. Patrick’s Parade here.
by Keith Perks
Keith is an artist, photographer, and writer. He loves diners, dive bars, Southern culture, anything Irish, and vintage America. He knows Cytoxan kicks in after about eight hours and he once helped save a green pig.