We’re pleased to see the little town of Porterdale gearing up to celebrate what those of us of the Irish persuasion feel is the grandest day of the year.
On March 16, Porterdale is hosting a parade to honor the patron Saint of Ireland, St. Patrick. The parade will be open to all and will begin at Porterdale Baptist Church and end at Hemlock Street; following that, organizers are planning a street party that will include music, food and bouncy houses for the children.
There will also, oddly enough, be wrestlers. We’re not sure any other St. Patrick’s Day parade across the country features wrestlers, save for those celebrations where a little too much green beer gets consumed and some of the spectators begin grappling with their fellow parade go-ers and maybe some unlucky leprechauns. However, Porterdale has a storied history with wrestling, so the local flair is an appropriate addition.
Organizer Tim Savage plans to transform the Yellow River into a different color with some Irish magic.
Whatever your plans for the day, we suggest you make Porterdale a stop on your journey to have a good time and show some local support.
As the Irish say, Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit!