Bagpipes and shamrocks at St. Patrick’s Day parade in Gaithersburg -- Gazette.Net


This story was updated at 1:30 p.m. March 17, 2014.

Sunny skies and warmer temperatures drew 10,500 festive residents Saturday to the St. Patrick’s Day parade at Washingtonian Center in Gaithersburg.

From 10 a.m. to noon, Celtic dancers, bagpipe bands, school groups, clowns, fire trucks, equestrian units and service organizations filled the streets.

This year’s grand marshals and masters of ceremonies were Tommy McFly, Kelly Collis and Jen Richer of 94.7 FM’s “The Tommy Show.”

The 14th annual parade was hosted by the city of Gaithersburg, in partnership with the Harp and Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg, the Peterson Cos. of Fairfax, Va., the Washingtonian Center and 94.7 Fresh FM.