Irish, Italian, Islenos Parade had sunny weather and a large turnout

Posted: April 14th, 2014 | Filed under: In the Community, News Releases
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The skies were sunny and filled with produce and beads on Sunday, April 13 as the Irish, Italian, Islenos Community Parade rolled through the streets of Chalmette. Children looked more to snag the beads and toys being thrown while adults in the crowd seemed to go for the thousands of pounds of cabbage, carrots, potatoes, onions, lemons and packs of noodles – the ingredients for a good meal.- that were being handed down and tossed.from the 46 floats. Shown, spectators raise their arms to catch items from one float. Also, children were attracted to several parading units from the Sheriff’s Office, including one girl who drew close to look at the department’s new remote control car containing Daren the Lion, the national mascot of the Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, known as D.A.R.E. Another girl came up to the vehicle of McGruff the Crime Dog, portrayed by Greer Cuccia of the Sheriff’s Office.