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Milton St. Patrick's Day Parade paints the town green

Keith Bennett, left, and Maggie Lingo lead the St. Patrick's Day Parade procession down Union Street in downtown Milton March 10. BY NICK ROTH
March 15, 2013

The sound of bagpipes and drums echoed through downtown Milton March 10 as the sixth annual St. Patrick's Day Parade made its way past hundreds of green-wearing spectators on Union and Federal streets. Whether they were Irish or not, families lined the streets of historic Milton to catch a glimpse of leprechauns, four-leaf clovers and all things Irish.

Taking top prize for best float was Seth the Highway Dancer Bratten, who showed off his moves on a flatbed through the entire parade route. Winning the children's division was the Techno Goober float, featuring Jacob Hunter pulling a Ford pickup with his miniature truck and Robbie Payton on the float playing Whac-a-mole with his fellow passengers.

Proceeds from the parade benefited the Milton Fire Department training program, Best Buddies Delaware and Casa San Francisco.