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AVON – Livingston County kicked off a new tradition on Saturday with the first annual St. Patrick’s Day parade that included more that 30 groups and floats and a cheering crowd extending from Clinton Street down to Genesee Street and ended by the Milex Parking Lot.
The parade was organized by volunteers with Lifting Up Livingston, a local charity that assists families who are battling cancer.
“The participation in the parade exceeded expectations, the crowd was good with a great representation of community members from all of Livingston County,” said Lifting Up Livingston co-founder Andrea Bailey. “We had representatives from one end of the county to the other.”
The parade was followed by a family fun party at the Avon Fire Hall where community members gathered to further showcase their organizations, and local talent left kids with lasting memories and artwork to take home.
“The family event in the Fire Hall Afterwards was very well received,” added Bailey. “Kids were able to get their faces painted, do balloon art and have caricature drawing to take home.”
PHOTO CAPTION: Photos from the parade procession, including the winners for the prize for best float, Duffy’s Tavern. (Photos/Conrad Baker and Josh Williams)