Pawtucket holds 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE)- Thousands gathered to watch the 40th annual Pawtucket St. Patrick’s Day Parade Saturday afternoon. The parade started at noon, with the route kicking off near Jenks Jr. High School at the intersection of Division an South Bend Streets.

Governor Dan McKee was in attendance and told ABC6 he’s glad to see a sense of normalcy, as people celebrated with friends and family.

“We’re in a spot right now, the highest vaccinated state in the country, the lowest hospitalizations in the country. Moving from a pandemic to an endemic.”

The event ran along Wolcott Street and eventually came to an end at City Hall. Patricia Murray served as this year’s Grand Marshal for the parade.

Lifelong Pawtucket resident Ray McGee told ABC6 he’s glad the City was able to organize and hold the parade, after it was canceled in 2021 due to COVID-19.

McGee, also a former Grand Marshal in 2006. Born and raised in Pawtucket, he says he’s proud to see the turnout.

“I’m just glad that the City has been able to do that and the people that work on the parade committee do a great job,” he explained. “A lot of communities haven’t been able to do that. They’ve got a good day for it too!”
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