Luck of The Irish rolls In Waveland

Luck of The Irish rolls In Waveland

WAVELAND, MS (WLOX) - People in Hancock County were seeing green Sunday afternoon at the 52nd annual Waveland Civic Associations St. Patrick's Day parade.

The parade was originally scheduled for Saturday, but was postponed until noon Sunday due to severe weather. It included The Krewe of Shamrockers, the Queens and the Raw Oysters Marching Club.

Parade goers lined the streets of Waveland in hopes of catching what could amount to a bag of groceries. Cabbage, carrots, onions and potatoes were tossed from the colorful floats.

Mikayla Smith of Hancock County said, "It's like a get green stuff, and you get food."

Hermine Barel traveled from Pensacola Florida to experience what the parade had to offer.

"It was awesome. We're from Florida, this is the first time we've been to this kind of a parade. It was unreal, I've never been to a parade where they throw carrots and onions and everything. We had heard about it at one of the Mardi Gras parades in Biloxi, and they told us about it so we came to check it out," said Barel.

Waveland Businessman Chad Whitney reigned over the parade as Grand Marshall. Bay High School Junior Jill Seymour was selected as this year's Irish Colleen.

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