Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade continues to march on

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) —  The 36th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held today under cold and gray skies.

That didn’t seem to dampen the spirit of parade goers who lined Market Street in Boardman.

This year, Youngstown Mayor John McNally was the grand marshal and the theme was Celtic Pride.

The parade started at Market Street and McClurg Road, and ended at Market and Southwoods Place.

“Very first St. Patty’s day parade. There’s a lot of people here. Bearing the cold along with me and my boyfriend and his son,” said Stacy Varga, of Poland.

“The grandkids have fun. all the people. big dogs the horses. the kilts. We’re part Scottish, so it’s nice,” said Karyn Carosella, of Boardman.

The parade attracts thousands to the area each year. This year, the crowd was a little lighter than normal, probably because of those cold temperatures.

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