SHERBURNE – On Sunday, Sherburne streets will overflow with green, as community members and area residents come out to take part in a tradition that has spanned more than 30 years – the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Already, 47 units have signed up to take part in this year’s parade, but since participants are accepted right up until the time of the parade, many more could still join in the fun. “We will take marchers the day of the parade,” said one of the parade organizers, Theresa Mastro. Anyone interested in participating is welcome to call Mastro at 674-4573 or co-organizer Kathleen O’Connor at 674-9744, but last minute groups are welcome to join even on the day of the parade.
According to Mastro, Sherburne’s St. Patrick’s Day parade first began in the 1970s, when Denny O’Connor banged a drum and led marchers along the sidewalk from the Sherburne Inn to Lewis’ Restaurant. “After Denny’s passing, that didn’t happen anymore,” Mastro explained, but in 2001, Betty McDaniel decided to pick up the torch and start a real parade.