Residents of Peekskill and nearby towns came out Saturday afternoon to take part in the city's 23rd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The event began at 3pm at the Fire House on South Division Street, and was led by Grand Marshal Elizabeth Mitchell Marques and her four Aides: Frances Catalina, Rev. John Higgins of Assumption Church, James Walsh, and Peekskill Police Lt. Cathy Johansen.
The parade followed a route that led its participants up North Division Street, where a majority of spectators had gathered to watch, and then turned down Main Street before concluding on Brown Street.
Those taking part in the parade included local schools, clubs and organizations, and a few visiting marchers as well.
Patch was excited to not only be there to cover the parade, but to take part in it as well! Look for some of our own marching with the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.