Green is everywhere during Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade

 
Daily Herald report
Updated 3/9/2019 4:13 PM
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  • Fleet Neighbors of Elmhurst awaits the start of the Elmhurst  St. Patrick's Day Parade in Elmhurst Saturday.

      Fleet Neighbors of Elmhurst awaits the start of the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade in Elmhurst Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Graham James, 3, of Elmhurst stays warm while wrapped in a blanket during the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      Graham James, 3, of Elmhurst stays warm while wrapped in a blanket during the St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The Elmhurst Fire Department's vintage fire engine is part of the Elmhurst  St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      The Elmhurst Fire Department's vintage fire engine is part of the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Children hold out their candy bags during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      Children hold out their candy bags during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Jera Lee of Villa Park shows her excitement for the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      Jera Lee of Villa Park shows her excitement for the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The Shannon Rovers Pipe Band plays during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      The Shannon Rovers Pipe Band plays during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Standing alongside his sister Gabby, 9, Peter Graham, 8, of Elmhurst inflates a beach ball he received during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      Standing alongside his sister Gabby, 9, Peter Graham, 8, of Elmhurst inflates a beach ball he received during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The York High School Marching Band plays during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      The York High School Marching Band plays during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • "Southpaw," the Chicago White Sox mascot, wears a kilt during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday.

      "Southpaw," the Chicago White Sox mascot, wears a kilt during the Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

A sea of green, a crowd of children scrambling for candy, animated characters, marching bands -- all were part of the 23rd annual Elmhurst St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday on Spring Road.

The parade featured more than 80 floats sponsored by local organizations, businesses and clubs, as well as Irish dancers, the Shannon Rovers, local team mascots Benny the Bull, Southpaw and Tommy Hawk, the Chicago Highlanders, Medinah Clowns, Elmhurst Armpit Orchestra with the world's largest drum and the York High School Marching Band.

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