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Dannika Harris writes, Denver welcomed the 48th Annual St.

Denver welcomed the 48th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 13th and what a ShamRockin good time we had. All the fun got started at 10:00 a.m.and I had to get on my float. Yes, I did say me. The Green Gables Elementary School invited the advanced orchestra and fiddle class to join them on their floats. We were all so excited and couldn’t wait to show off all of our greens and play some wonderful Irish music. I got to ride on the float because I play the cello, but my friend Alex had to walk, as he plays the violin. We all had a great time seeing so many people watching us along the parade route. The Denver Post said there was about 200,000 people downtown at that time. WOW, and it didn’t hurt to have the weather in the 60’s. (sun block time) My family set up their chairs at the Union Station near the end of the parade. I was a little embarrassed to see my mom in the middle of the street taking pictures, BUT it wasn’t as bad as my Grandma having the whole side of the street shouting “HI DANNIKA”. (I loved it) After our float was done, I got to enjoy the rest of the parade with my family. There was over 200 entries from Irish Dancing Schools, Pipers, Car Clubs, Radio Stations, Elitch Gardens, Bands, El Jebel Shriners, and even a herd of long horn cattle. (much much more) My favorite part was seeing the 2010 Queen Colleen and her Court, they had such beautiful dresses on. I had a great time at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and would like to thank Green Gables for inviting us on the floats. Also a great big thank you to all the sponsors and volunteers for such a great time. For more info check out www.DenverStPatricksDayParade.com .

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