St. Charles celebrates St. Patrick with annual parade

  • Sampson, a 150-pound Great Dane puppy, wears a green tie Saturday during the St. Patricks Day parade along Main Street in St. Charles. He was with his owner, Tom Marcotte of St. Charles.

      Sampson, a 150-pound Great Dane puppy, wears a green tie Saturday during the St. Patricks Day parade along Main Street in St. Charles. He was with his owner, Tom Marcotte of St. Charles. John Starks | Staff Photographer

  • The annual St. Patricks Day parade gets started on Main Street in St. Charles Saturday. Colorful floats, marching bands, leprechauns and walking groups of veterans highlighted the parade.

      The annual St. Patricks Day parade gets started on Main Street in St. Charles Saturday. Colorful floats, marching bands, leprechauns and walking groups of veterans highlighted the parade. John Starks | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 3/10/2018 7:10 PM

St. Charles paid tribute to veterans and Irish heritage Saturday as thousands lined Main Street in the city's downtown for its annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

Among the dozens of entries were cheerful leprechauns, local marching bands, plenty of colorful floats, walking units of veterans and Celtic pipe bands.

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