Hastings annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, set for March 17 at 4 p.m., features all manner of Irish people, animals and leprechauns who gather behind the WBCH radio station at 4 p.m., rain, shine or snow, to begin the smallest, easiest to join, most funnest parade held during the year in the city. The 6 block march starts on South Jefferson Street and ends on South Church, making it the also the shortest parade in town.
The Grand Marshal leading the parade is Dave McIntyre and WBCH General Manager Steve Radant expects anywhere from 50 to 500 participants.
Look this year for suffragettes portrayed by the Freeport Historical Society. The ladies will wear period clothing and hats, wear sashes and carry signs demanding the women’s right to vote.
Because the original marchers won the right to vote, the ladies likely won’t throw rocks through store windows like some suffragettes in England did.
The society will hold a gala/celebration/recognition of the ratification of the 19th amendment 100 years ago giving women the right to vote, complete with food, fellowship, skits, special guests and the women’s march on Aug. 26 in the Village of Freeport.
If you want to join in the St. Pat’s celebration, call WBCH (269-945-3414) to let them know or just show up to march or watch.
Remember to be Green!