Parading the Green


The 21st annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade filled the south end of the Island with a variety of shades of green last Saturday morning as condos and neighborhoods emptied out to either walk in the parade or line Estero Blvd and cheer the floats and parade participants as they passed on their way from Santini Marina Plaza to Ascension Church. Leading the parade were the Ascension Knights of Columbus and bringing up the rear was Ray Murphy, coordinator of the parade for 20 years. In between, parade fans were treated to not one, but two Pipe & Drum bands – the Lee County group plus one from Nassau County, NY.

Photos by Bob Layfield.