Jim Thorpe ends its St. Patrick's Day Parade down Broadway

After a total of 21 successful parades in Jim Thorpe, the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has announced its end.

The committee says on its website that one of the reasons was due to young members not taking over the same core members' positions handling the parade.

Another impact on the decision was because of funding.

Officials say they are happy to have ended on a high note and are proud that the parade was never canceled or postponed in all 21 years.

Residents, spectators, and sponsors were continuously thanked throughout the announcement.

The committee also reminds everyone that you don't need a parade to show Irish pride.


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