Thousands turn out for Hudson St. Pat's parade
Downtown bathed in sea of green
The second annual Hudson St. Patrick's Day Parade was a roaring success if a turnout last Saturday of thousands of parade goers is any indication.
Mother Nature provided the perfect setting as festive participants began to march at close to 1:00 p.m. under sunny skies and in cool but comfortable temperatures. More than 60 groups, organizations or floats participated in the event that ran fromWestwood Sr. High School, along rue Main and up to Cunningham's Pub on Cameron.
At its peak, the heart of downtown Hudson was transformed into a sea of green as throngs of good natured spectators - many decked out in festive hats, emerald sunglasses, green face paint and more - lined every available spot on streets, sidewalks and near business entrances.
Meanwhile, organizers kept things moving and ensured spectators stayed safe by erecting barricades near Cameron and Main roads, which were two of the busiest spots along the parade rout.
The parade concluded at Cunningham's, where judges awarded prizes in a number of categories.
Downtown Hudsonwas thronged as thousands turn out for the second annual parade.
Irish eyesmay be smiling but one young participant looked ready to call it a day.