Bellingham St. Patrick's parade to focus on environment, sustainability

Environmental protection and sustainability are goals for the third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which this year will be held on the very day itself, March 17, at noon.

“The Bellingham St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in honor of our local law enforcement and safety personnel,” Janet Lightner, head of the all-volunteer parade committee, said in a Feb. 14 news release. “It’s also about celebrating all the great businesses, organizations and people who make this community so special.”

The free Saturday parade will start near the corner of Ohio Street and Cornwall Avenue, proceed through downtown Bellingham to Chestnut Street and then up to Railroad Avenue. It will finish at Depot Market Square across the street from Boundary Bay Brewery.

Community members are encouraged to walk or take public transit downtown on parade day.

The event is open to all local businesses, organizations, schools and groups. Volunteers are also needed.

For more information visit www.stpatsbham.com.

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