A large group of persons with Irish roots, or at least a love for the Irish, gathered together at Memorial Park for the world’s shortest – approximately a quarter mile – St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.
The Sixth Annual Parade, which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club, included boaters, second-homeowners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock flags and the usual shenanigans.
Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping at Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits to receive a complimentary Sands beer and then finishing their march at Snappa’s – the Irish-Pub-for-a-night.
John Jensen, organizer of the event, said “it is gratifying to see this many people turnout and have a little fun.” He said it is a family event and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course.
The Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club also sponsors Bocce on Sundays at their club house across the road from Snappa’s