Sights from the third annual Pittston St. Patrick’s Parade


Sights from the third annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Staff report



Leprechaun Loop starter Joe Curry gives the “go” to all runners during the first ever race in downtown Pittston.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Clay Kismal, 16, White Haven, crossed the finish line in the Leprechaun Loop in first place.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Len Van Orden, Moscow, busted out the beard for this year’s Leprechaun Loop.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Exeter’s Jack Mathis, right, leads a group of finishers in the Leprechaun Loop.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Angela Sperrazza, Exeter, crosses the Leprechaun Loop finish line with her 4-year-old rescue, Nikki.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Dave Lewis performs at Cooper’s Cabana.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Bailey Loyack, 15, Pittston Township, finished in first place in the female division of the Leprechaun Loop.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Guy DeAngelo performs at Cooper’s Cabana.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Members of the Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum band performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

The Emerald Ilse Step Dancers performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Don Cannon performs at Cooper’s Cabana.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, second from left, chats with race starter Joe Curry, the Gov.’s Northeast Regional Office Director Cassandra Coleman Corcoran and former Mayor Mike Lombardo.


Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

PITTSTON — More than 10,000 people packed the streets and filled establishments along downtown’s Main Street as the third annual Pittston City St. Patrick’s Parade rolled into the city.

Locals, some wielding shillelaghs and some depicting leprechauns, dressed in their best Irish garb to make Main Street a sea of green. Prior to the annual parade, more than 150 people participated in the first-ever Leprechaun Loop, a one-mile race throughout downtown.

Following the set festivities, many local establishments featured specials and live bands throughout the afternoon and evening.

Leprechaun Loop starter Joe Curry gives the “go” to all runners during the first ever race in downtown Pittston.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade3-2-.jpgLeprechaun Loop starter Joe Curry gives the “go” to all runners during the first ever race in downtown Pittston. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Clay Kismal, 16, White Haven, crossed the finish line in the Leprechaun Loop in first place.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade4-2-.jpgClay Kismal, 16, White Haven, crossed the finish line in the Leprechaun Loop in first place. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Len Van Orden, Moscow, busted out the beard for this year’s Leprechaun Loop.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade5-2-.jpgLen Van Orden, Moscow, busted out the beard for this year’s Leprechaun Loop. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Exeter’s Jack Mathis, right, leads a group of finishers in the Leprechaun Loop.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade7-2-.jpgExeter’s Jack Mathis, right, leads a group of finishers in the Leprechaun Loop. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Angela Sperrazza, Exeter, crosses the Leprechaun Loop finish line with her 4-year-old rescue, Nikki.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade8-2-.jpgAngela Sperrazza, Exeter, crosses the Leprechaun Loop finish line with her 4-year-old rescue, Nikki. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Dave Lewis performs at Cooper’s Cabana.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade9-2-.jpgFake Uncle Jack’s Dave Lewis performs at Cooper’s Cabana. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Bailey Loyack, 15, Pittston Township, finished in first place in the female division of the Leprechaun Loop.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade6-2-.jpgBailey Loyack, 15, Pittston Township, finished in first place in the female division of the Leprechaun Loop. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Guy DeAngelo performs at Cooper’s Cabana.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade10-2-.jpgFake Uncle Jack’s Guy DeAngelo performs at Cooper’s Cabana. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Members of the Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum band performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade11-2-.jpgMembers of the Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum band performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

The Emerald Ilse Step Dancers performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade12-2-.jpgThe Emerald Ilse Step Dancers performed at Cooper’s Cabana following the parade. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Fake Uncle Jack’s Don Cannon performs at Cooper’s Cabana.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Parade13-2-.jpgFake Uncle Jack’s Don Cannon performs at Cooper’s Cabana. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, second from left, chats with race starter Joe Curry, the Gov.’s Northeast Regional Office Director Cassandra Coleman Corcoran and former Mayor Mike Lombardo.
http://psdispatch.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/web1_Paradee1-2-.jpgPennsylvania Lt. Gov. Mike Stack, second from left, chats with race starter Joe Curry, the Gov.’s Northeast Regional Office Director Cassandra Coleman Corcoran and former Mayor Mike Lombardo. Nick Wagner | Sunday Dispatch
Sights from the third annual St. Patrick’s Parade

Staff report

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