SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. A sea of green washed over Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow Sunday as residents from all over Westchester celebrated St. Patrick's Day.
Thousands lined the parade route to watch their friends and family march in the parade while parade officials praised each group participating in the annual tradition.
The parade began around 1:30 p.m. on Main Street in Tarrytown and then proceeded down Route 9 and onto Beekman Avenue. The parade ended on Kendal Avenue in Sleepy Hollow, with refreshments following at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall.
Briarcliff Manor resident James Kovacs was selected to lead the parade as grand marshal.
Parade committee member Paul Clarke said this year's parade was dedicated to those who were lost and those who served on 9/11.
Helping Kovacs led the parade was his aides: Tarrytown residents Christine Campbell, Fina Randazzo and Maureen Vanginderen, Sleepy Hollow residents Annie Kiernan and Patrick Grimes and Dobbs Ferry residents Francis G. Farrington, Donald Marra and Rev. Timothy Scannell.
Several pipes and drum bands participated in the parade, along with high school bands as close as Sleepy Hollow High School and as far away as Manhattan. Firefighters from Tarrytown, Sleepy Hollow and Dobbs Ferry showcased their fire engines to the delight of the crowd.
Village, county and state politicians also marched in the parade.
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