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St. Patrick's Day parade draws 90 floats

Saturday, more than ninety floats, marching bands, teams and cars joined 2012 Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade proving that you do not have to be Irish to have fun on St. Patrick's Day.
Saturday, more than ninety floats, marching bands, teams and cars joined 2012 Rock to North Little Rock St. Patrick's Day Parade proving that you do not have to be Irish to have fun on St. Patrick's Day.

FOX16 went to the Little Rock side of the parade to find out what it takes to celebrate.

"It's just a great time for us to get out and have fun," says Bud Danner.

It was Danner's twelfth year leading the parade on his motorcycle.

Whether you ride, walk or dance, you can be part of the Rock to North Little Rock Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Saturday, there was plenty of green beer, but that was not the only thing parade watchers enjoyed.

"The drink of choice today is gonna be some gin and juice," said one man.

The Arkansas Banshees women's pro-football team rode and walked in the parade to get the word out about the team which is in its first year.

"We actually hit harder than some men, but we hit like girls," said player Chanel Davidson.

For many families, the best thing about this parade was spending time together.

"We've got beads, we've got candy. We've had a good time, haven't we?" asked one woman of her family member.

"I had a fun time. Happy Saint Patrick's Day. Love you. I had a really fun time since I've never really been to a parade and I got all of this free stuff and I couldn't really fit all of this candy into my purse," said the Rasico sisters.

New this year, the parade helped the Arkansas Rice Depot. Everyone in the parade, and those who watched, were asked to bring food to help feed the hungry in Arkansas.
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