Thou­sands turn out for Hud­son St. Pat's pa­rade

Down­town ba­thed in sea of green

L'Etoile - - IN OTHER WORDS -

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.

PHO­TO DA­NIEL CUILLERIER

Down­town Hud­son­was thron­ged as thou­sands turn out for the se­cond an­nual pa­rade.

PHO­TO DA­NIEL CUILLERIER

Irish eyes­may be smiling but one young par­ti­ci­pant loo­ked rea­dy to call it a day.

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