A welcome shining St. Patrick's Day parade
The 59th annual West Warwick St. Patrick’s Day Parade held Sunday was blessed with sunny and unusually warm weather and that was a relief for many marchers who have endured rain, snow and downright intolerable conditions to keep the tradition alive
The parade is hosted by the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Pawtuxet Valley.
Warwick Senator Erin Lynch Prata was grand marshal and joining her were Senator Jack Reed, Representative James Langevin, Lt. Gov. Daniel McKee; Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner as well as locally elected officials from Coventry, West Warwick, Warwick and Cranston. Gov. Gina Raimondo was not in the lineup.