AVON – The second annual Lifting Up Livingston St. Patrick’s Day parade exceeded all expectations for clear weather, big beautiful floats and hundreds of happy faces showing their best Irish cheer.
The parade definitely lucked out on the weather with clear and sunny skies. 41 acts paraded through the village, letting the candy fly for ecstatic kids.
All then gathered at the Avon fire hall on the circle for family snacks and crafts.
Duffy’s Tavern once again stole the show, winning best float for the second year in a row.
Lima Rotary won the Best Irish Display Award.
The parade was organized by volunteers with Lifting Up Livingston, a local charity that assists families who are battling cancer.
Participants were: An Avon Police Escort led by Chief Gary Benedict; the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office Color Guard; Livingston County Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol; the Sheriff’s Office led by Sheriff Thomas Dougherty; Peter Glanville on the bagpipes; Lifting Up Livingston; the American Legion Riders; New York State Police; the Hayes and Collins families; NYS Assemblyman Bill Nojay; Jim Biondolillio; Avon Ambulance; Avon Fire Department; East Avon Fire Department; Girl Scouts of America; Avon Lions Club; Avon Rotary; Joyful Beginnings; Geneseo Wendy’s; Lake Beverage; Lakeville Fire Department; Livonia Fire Department; York Fire Department; Lima EMS; Lima Rotary; Dance Emporium; My Furry Friend; Dog Rescue; SPLAT Art Studio; Carol Farley and Local Motorcycle Riders; Geneseo Fire and Ambulance; Caledonia Fire Department; Perry Center Fire Department; Avon Cheerleaders; St. Agnes School; Avon Youth Baseball; Evening Star Coffee Roasters; 4-H Horses; Knights of Columbus; and Duffy’s Tavern.