Which is why so many folks come from near and far for the county's annual St. Patrick's Day parade. This year, the event, led by Grand Marshal Bruce Coneeny, is on Saturday, March 5.
More than 3,000 participants and 10,000 spectators are expected to attend.
The parade steps off at 1 p.m. and marches its way through Wappingers Falls. Information: www.dcsppc.org/.
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