Irish eyes smile on Huntington St. Patrick's parade

Irish eyes were smiling on Huntington Sunday as the 94th annual parade made its way through the town. According to Grand Marshal Tim McGrath, the parade is the longest-running on Long Island. Participants,

News 12 Staff

Mar 9, 2008, 10:14 PM

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Irish eyes were smiling on Huntington Sunday as the 94th annual parade made its way through the town.
According to Grand Marshal Tim McGrath, the parade is the longest-running on Long Island. Participants, many of whom turned Irish for the day, said the event was especially joyous because Mother Nature provided clear skies after a storm Saturday night.
A few mischievous kids smuggled in Silly String, in spite of a town ban on the sale of the product near the parade route. Officials claim the colored material that shoots out from aerosol cans destroys the finish on fire trucks.
News 12 Long Island's Danielle Campbell and Rep. Steve Israel made special appearances at the parade.
"This is a great day to support the Irish Brigade of the Fighting 69th," Israel said. "These brave men are out in harm's way and we shouldn't forget what they're doing to protect our freedom."
Saloons, such as Finnegan's ? the oldest in Huntington ? expected to see an increase in business.


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