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Painting everything green for St. Patrick’s Day


Despite the cold, rainy weather, hundreds turned out Monday for the City of Conyers’ “World’s Fastest Growing St. Patrick’s Day Parade” in Olde Town.

Both, young and old, flocked to Main Street , which was filled with people dressed in their favorite shade of green as they celebrated  “being Irish for the day.”  

Cole Shanon, a fourth grader at Middle Ridge Elementary School in Covington, attended the festivities with his grandmother and was named the King of the Olde Town Parade.

“It was great,” said Shanon. “My grandma entered me in the contest.”  

Along with enjoying traditional Irish tunes from bagpipe player Robert Harwell, attendees at the Olde Town celebration had their fill of green juice, green cookies and green temporary tattoos. 

Farther away, in Savannah, 300,000 people celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. Annually, Savannah, the first established city in Georgia, hosts the second-largest St. Patrick Day parade in the U.S. behind New York City.

On Common Ground News’ Joshua Smith captured the celebrations locally and in Savannah in pictures.

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