Rockford rings in St. Patrick’s Day with a driving parade

Published: Mar. 15, 2021 at 12:44 AM CDT
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - As Stateliners celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over the weekend, many traditional events are held a little differently this year. The Irish Marching Society in Rockford had to get creative with the celebrations.

If you were driving at all on State Street Saturday afternoon, it was impossible to miss the hundreds of Jeeps and police vehicles parading around for St. Patrick’s Day.

“They look terrific,” spectator Ruth Guenzler said. “The Screw City Jeep Group really gets into the parades. We were here in December and they were benefitting GiGi’s Playhouse. Now they’re at it with their colors.”

The event was held in place of the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. For more information on other events, visit Irish Marching Society’s website.

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