St. Charles held it annual St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday afternoon.
The festivities featured pipe and drum bands, local dance troupes, floats and various business and community entries. The St. Charles Veterinary Clinic sponsored a contest for people to dress their dogs up in St. Patrick's Day finery and walk in the parade.
"We really enjoy being Irish," Collin Goode, 11, said with a smile. He was at the parade with Sean O'Connor, 10, his best friend. The St. Charles duo, who say they do everything together, come every year to the parade.