Patrick and Joann Waski lead the East End Emerald Society's St. Patrick's Day Parade into Jamesport. Photo: Peter Blasl

The steady rain falling early this morning did not bode well for the prospects of the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which had already been postponed a week due to last Saturday’s washout. But parade organizers held fast to the idea that the rain would stop just in time for the event’s 1 o’clock start time and — as luck would have it — indeed it did.

Now, a rainbow didn’t arch across the sky and rumors of a pot of gold spotted just east of Main Road Biscuit Co. proved unfounded, but the rain stopped and the parade got underway right on time. The crowd was thinner than usual, but no less enthusiastic, and the turnout of groups marching and riding in the parade remained strong in spite of the weather.

Grand Marshals Patrick and Joann Waski led the parade down Main Road, followed by this year’s aides to the grand marshals, Joe Hartmann and Steve McKay, and past grand marshals, Chief Joe Grattan (2019) and Dawn Thomas (2022) and members of the East End Emerald Society, which organizes and hosts the parade.

RiverheadLOCAL photos by Peter Blasl

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