Huntington goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

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Huntington goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

(From Left) Jakita Rowe and Mahkaylah Wheeler march as majorettes with the Huntington High School Highlanders at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on 4th Ave., March 17, 2016.

(From Left) Jakita Rowe and Mahkaylah Wheeler march as majorettes with the Huntington High School Highlanders at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on 4th Ave., March 17, 2016.

Ryan Fischer

(From Left) Jakita Rowe and Mahkaylah Wheeler march as majorettes with the Huntington High School Highlanders at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on 4th Ave., March 17, 2016.

Ryan Fischer

Ryan Fischer

(From Left) Jakita Rowe and Mahkaylah Wheeler march as majorettes with the Huntington High School Highlanders at the St. Patrick's Day Parade on 4th Ave., March 17, 2016.

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By CLARA MAYNARD
The Parthenon
The inaugural St. Patrick’s Day parade took place Thursday evening along Fourth Avenue with the theme “Huntington Goes Green: A St. Patrick’s Day Celebration.”
The parade kicked off at Fourth Avenue and 13th Street and continued until Eighth Street. Radio personality Clint McElroy was the parade’s Grand Marshal.
The celebration included chalk art, live music and a walking parade.
Sarah Poston said she was excited to watch her son Tristan march with the Huntington High School band and to see the community come together.
“America is a multicultural nation and we need to respect everyone and their culture and practices,” Poston said. “Especially in this time where there’s so much division.”
Alexis Nelson said she believes the parade provided family-friendly fun.
“We can have more things to do for the children and less drugs,” Nelson said.
Clara Maynard can be contacted at [email protected]

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