CHESTER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) — What’s billed as the world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade in Ottawa County couldn’t end any quicker for participants, who were hit by fast-moving snowflakes Friday morning.
Every year for decades, revelers have gathered in Conklin with the intention of marching two blocks. But every time, they stop short for a drink at the local bar.
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“It’s pretty special, especially when the destination is a block away and it’s a bar… it’s like half a block away,” said one participant.
The actual procession spans about 150 yards.
The parade organizer, Mark Schneider, is also the owner of Conklin Bar, formerly known as Fenian’s Irish Pub.