Double ‘R’ Twirlettes perform in NYC St. Patrick Day’s Parade

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Members of the Double “R” Twirlettes performed in the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 17. The Twirlettes marched up 5th Avenue and twirled for approximately two million spectators who lined the parade route. They marched past Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and other city landmarks. It was the 10th consecutive year the Twirlettes were invited to perform in the parade that is considered the oldest and largest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world. The Twirlettes are under the direction of Kathleen Y. Mercatili. From left, first row, are Kali Mercatili, Sara Swavola, Haylie Ray, Alexandra Taffera, Jocelyn Bringhurst, Deztinylynn Moshier, Hannah McHugh. Second row, Natalie Buchinski, Caity Boyle, Virginia Miller, Jordan, Gioupis, Kristen Griffiths, Eliyana Kubelis. Third row, Madison Waltz, Madison Doyle, Lindsay Griffiths, Kiera Lucash, Hanna Neiswander, Meghan Murray and Autumn Major. photo