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The world’s shortest St. Paddy’s Day Parade saw a crowd of people march, with horns and other noisemakers blaring, from Memorial Park to Snappas in Marsh Harbour lead by none other than the Barefoot Man.

Eight Annual World’s Shortest St. Paddy’s Day Parade Led by Barefoot Man

World's Shortest St Patricks Day Parade Abaco

The world’s shortest St. Paddy’s Day Parade saw a crowd of people march, with horns and other noisemakers blaring, from Memorial Park to Snappas in Marsh Harbour lead by none other than the Barefoot Man.

John Jensen, organizer of the event, said that this year marks eight years of the parade which was started by the Strawberry Monkey Yacht Club which included boaters, second-home owners and residents of Abaco who came adorned in green, with beads and shamrock flags and the usual shenanigans.

Mr. Jensen said that when they realized the Barefoot Man would be in town for a concert they asked him if he would join the parade.

He said the parade last year saw a little over two hundred people participate and this year they had close to three hundred.

He was grateful for the turnout and said “we will try it again next year and have a little fun while we are here.”

The event is family friendly and children and pets are welcome, all wearing green of course, and whether you have Irish roots, or just a love for anything Irish everyone is welcome to join in the St. Paddy’s Day Parade on March 17.

Participants of the parade marched from Memorial Park, horns and kazoos blaring, stopping in front of Wally’s Restaurant for some beverages provided by Jimmy’s Wines and Spirits and then finishing their march at Snappa’s – the Irish-Pub-for-a-night.

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Timothy Roberts

Timothy had his first venture into Journalism just months after graduating from Queen’s College in Nassau taking his first job with The Tribune in 1991 leaving in 1992 for other pursuits.

During his time in Nassau he diversified his experiences working as a warehouse manager, locksmith and computer technician before returning to Abaco, a place he has always considered home, in 1999.

He joined the staff of The Abaconian in 2001 doing graphic design and writing an opinion article called Generally Speaking and after a brief time away, returned to The Abaconian in 2010 as a reporter, graphic designer and computer technician.

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