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4:26 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

St. Patricks Day "Painting of the Green"

The St. Patrick's Day celebration kicked off  on Friday by painting a green stripe along the parade path.

Parade organizers, Irish dancers and honorees marched along side city crews as they spray the green line down Main Street. All of this after a winter blizzard blew through the region dumping 16 inches of snow.

"I think cabin fever might be at an all-time high this year," says St. Patrick's Day committee member Tom O'Connell. He says he remembers when a massive storm hit the area the day before the parade and everything turned out okay. "I don't care what the weather's going to be like. There's going to be a big crowd out here, I guarantee it."

The city has been working around-the-clock clearing the streets and sidewalks in preparation of celebrating Irish history.

The St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. That's from East Avenue and Alexander Street ending at Main Street and South Plymouth Avenue.

You can get more information about the parade here.