Focus: A welcome return of the Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade

Published 7:54 am Sunday, March 27, 2022

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The 31st Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Parade was back on the Beach Road on Sunday afternoon, March 20 after a COVID-related hiatus. A projected 12,000 people gathered to enjoy the popular event. Co-grand marshals were Coastal Humane Society and The Outer Banks Hospital.

Celebrated with awards for their parade entries were:

Best Overall: NC Aquarium Roanoke Island

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Best Float: Dare County Special Olympics

2nd Place Float: Jolly Roger Restaurant

3rd Place Float: US Submarine Vets

1st Place Band/Music: Bear Grass Charter School Marching Bears

2nd Place Band/Music: First Flight Marching Nighthawks

3rd Place Band/Music: Tidewater Pipe & Drum

Best Unit: Cats 5 Jeepers

2nd Place Unit: Coastal Humane

3rd Place Unit: Cape Henry Model A Ford Club