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Waukon hosts annual St. Patrick's parade

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WAUKON (KWWL) -- Hundreds gathered from all over Allamakee County to attend the annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Waukon on Sunday.

The hour-long event included businesses, community groups, and local favorites like the Toe Smashers. Area families with Irish roots also built floats and handed out candy.

Paul Farley has played the part of St. Patrick in the parade since 1985. He says word of mouth of is what keeps the celebration growing every year.

"We have a lot of Irish and their neighbor people are not Irish...they see the fun and kind of enjoy it and it gets to be bigger every year. They tell their friends and more of them come," Farley said.

Farley added, that although he is, you don't have to be Irish to enjoy the Waukon tradition.

Online Reporter: Jenn Jarvis

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