Re: Saint Patrick's Day Parade - 10th March?

Posted by neverleft on 2019/3/9 20:01:02
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Glad you got the info and lol on the Irish back and forth.

nj.com comments:

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How many JC old-skoolers on here remember when this parade lasted over 5 hours? ......The 4 High Schools at that time. (Ferris, Lincoln, Snyder and Dickinson) had bands, cheer-leaders, strutters, Baton twirlers that stretched about 3 city blocks minimum... EACH .... You had to leave home and find a spot to view parade by 10:30 or 11:00 AM


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Yeah those were the days. The entire city would make their way to the Boulevard to watch the parades. You had to show up early to claim a spot or you would wind up 3 or 4 rows behind the crowd that was lined up on the curb. Tough if you were a little kid without any shoulders to sit on. All kinds of vendors selling buttons and flags. Our spot was always in front of John’s Bargain Store. (where Taco Bell is now) Had to be in that section near the Tonnelle Avenue bend so you would be the first one to see what was coming next. For a modern-day comparison, it was like the people waiting for the start of the 3:00 PM Main Street Disney World Parade. That much anticipation. Good times.


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