On Saturday March 12th everything in Cutchogue became a little greener as the Cutchogue Community celebrated St. Patrick's Day.
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Cutchogue Fire Department held its Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade began at 2:00 p.m., marching down Route 25 through the heart of Cutchogue Village.
The annual parade now in its 7th year continues to grow, and this year was no exception.
Parade-goers were blessed with near perfect weather with sunnuy skies and temperatures reaching nearly 50 degrees.
This year's participants included the local Volunteer Fire Departments from the North Fork, numerous civic groups, scouting groups, youth groups, and of course Irish Step Dancers and Bag Pipe bands.
Following the parade a reception was held at the Firehouse for all the participants and their families. Hot dogs and refreshments were served by the members of the Cutchogue Fire Department and the CFD Ladies Auxiliary.
In the spirit of St. Patrick's Day, the packed firehouse was treated to special performances by the Peconic Warpipes as the sound of their music echoed throughout the building for well over a half an hour.
Each year the parade committee chooses a deserving community member to serve as the Grand Marshal for the parade.
The Grand Marshal for this years parade was Paula Thorp. ( http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2011/03/9426/paula-thorp-every-inch-an-italian-chosen-as-grand-marshal-for-saturday%e2%80%99s-cutchogue-parade-2/ )
Thank You to everyone who helped to make this year's parade a success, including the 2011 parade committee, the Southold Town Police Department and Fire Police Squads from our neighboring Fire Departments who assisted with traffic control and detours throughout the parade.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY FROM C.F.D.
Please visit these sites:
North Fork Chamber of Commerce: http://northforkchamberofcommerce.org/
Suffolk Times: http://suffolktimes.timesreview.com/2011/03/9529/slide-show-2011-cutchogue-st-patricks-day-parade/
Peconic Warpipes: http://www.peconicwarpipes.org/
Please check back often, more photos will be posted as they become available