Abington-area residents, organizations march in Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade

By Elizabeth Baumeister - ebaumeister@timesleader.com
The Abington Heights Marching Comets perform in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade Saturday. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
The Comets’ blue and white uniforms were accented by splashes of green for Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Scranton. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Clarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Fitzpatrick Carey waves to the crowd, while marching with the Society of Irish Women in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Clydesdales pull the Express Employment Professionals coach through the streets of Scranton during Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Parade. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
A Lions club mascot waves to parade-goers. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
People wave from the District 14-H Pennsylvania Lions float in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Dogs from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter walk in Saturday’s Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal
Young representatives of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter carry the banner in the Saint Patrick’s Parade. - - Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

SCRANTON — Friendly shouts, smiles and waves were plentiful Saturday afternoon along the city’s downtown streets, as the annual Saint Patrick’s Parade celebrated the area’s Irish pride.

The Abington Heights Marching Comets perform in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade Saturday.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-1.jpgThe Abington Heights Marching Comets perform in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade Saturday. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

The Comets’ blue and white uniforms were accented by splashes of green for Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Scranton.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-2.jpgThe Comets’ blue and white uniforms were accented by splashes of green for Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Scranton. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Clarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Fitzpatrick Carey waves to the crowd, while marching with the Society of Irish Women in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-3.jpgClarks Summit Borough Council President Gerrie Fitzpatrick Carey waves to the crowd, while marching with the Society of Irish Women in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Clydesdales pull the Express Employment Professionals coach through the streets of Scranton during Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Parade.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-4.jpgClydesdales pull the Express Employment Professionals coach through the streets of Scranton during Saturday’s Saint Patrick’s Parade. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

A Lions club mascot waves to parade-goers.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-5.jpgA Lions club mascot waves to parade-goers. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

People wave from the District 14-H Pennsylvania Lions float in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-6.jpgPeople wave from the District 14-H Pennsylvania Lions float in the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Dogs from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter walk in Saturday’s Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-7.jpgDogs from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter walk in Saturday’s Scranton Saint Patrick’s Parade. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

Young representatives of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter carry the banner in the Saint Patrick’s Parade.
https://www.theabingtonjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/web1_ABJ-Parade-8.jpgYoung representatives of the Griffin Pond Animal Shelter carry the banner in the Saint Patrick’s Parade. Elizabeth Baumeister photos | Abington Journal

By Elizabeth Baumeister

ebaumeister@timesleader.com

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.

Reach Elizabeth Baumeister at 570-704-3943 or on Twitter @AbingtonJournal.