Daily News reader Wayne Peters believes his 1989 photo is from the first Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Actually, that would be the 10th annual parade, but it’s still a great photo. It shows the late Rev. Thomas Goggin, then the pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, as the parade gathered there that year in Old Naples. Lore has it that Goggin was an early backer of originators of the idea for the parade, which has grown into one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Southeast.

Daily News reader Wayne Peters believes his 1989 photo is from the first Naples St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Actually, that would be the 10th annual parade, but it’s still a great photo. It shows the late Rev. Thomas Goggin, then the pastor of St. Ann Catholic Church, as the parade gathered there that year in Old Naples. Lore has it that Goggin was an early backer of originators of the idea for the parade, which has grown into one of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the Southeast.

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