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Marco Island St. Patrick's Day Parade 2011

See larger The Lely High School marching band was a crowd favorite. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle

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The Lely High School marching band was a crowd favorite. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle

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  • Dave Walsh said his leprechaun friend had too much to drink. Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • The New Jersey Kazoo Band performs 'The Notre Dame Fight Song' with plenty of enthusiasm. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Susie Walsh with her leprechaun friend. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • With the parade over, the action shifts to the carnival tents in Veterans Park. Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Parade organizer Kathleen Reynolds stays busy, even after the parade concludes. Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • The Lely High School marching band was a crowd favorite. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Leo Rubenstein led with Old Glory. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the St. Patrick's Day parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Alexa Day tosses out candy to spectators. Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • The Celtic Spirit School of Irish Dance entertains the crowd. Marco Island got a jump on the rest of the world, celebrating St. Patrick's Day on Sunday, March 6. Islanders lined the parade route on Bald Eagle Drive for marching bands, dignitaries and fire trucks, in the parade put on by the Sons and Daughters of Erin. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle
  • Insisting he really is St. Patrick, the gentleman on the Erin's Isle float admits he is also known as Harry Dow. Lance Shearer/Special to the Marco Eagle

Marco Island's St. Patrick's Day celebration, Saturday, March 5, 2011, at Veterans Park.

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