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Boardman celebrates the Irish spirit with a festive St. Patrick's Day Parade

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BOARDMAN, Ohio - People bundled up in coats, hats, and gloves, lined Market Street for the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade.

Some people skipped wearing green citing the cold weather, while others decked themselves and their children with shamrocks and other signs to show their Irish spirit.

Many families say they wouldn't miss this yearly tradition to watch the veterans, police, fire fighters, Boardman High School band, floats, and more.

Sherri Pondillo told us attending the Saint Patrick's Day parade is a family event, adding she and her husband have attended since their children were born.

Pondillo said they would never miss the parade for the weather. Her kids say they enjoy seeing the floats and like getting candy the most.

For others the event was a new way to sell beads to raise money and luck for others through a non profit foundation.

Vince Morvatz with Global Education Foundation from Akron was selling strands of beads to raise money.

Morvatz tells 21 News he raises community awareness about domestic violence issues, AIDS, and a variety of issues in the region.
WFMJ Weekend Today's Jennifer Brindisi, Jasmine Monroe, and Derek Steyer stopped to meet people along the parade route.

WFMJ General Manager Jack Grdic was honored with the title of Lord Mayor of Kilkenny this year.

 

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