South Buffalo shining at Old First ward parade

Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 19, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-20 09:52:32-04

Parade marchers, bands, floats, dignitaries, and watchers were out in full force this afternoon at Buffalo's Old First Ward St. Patrick's Day Parade.

This year's Parade Grand Marshal was Henry "Corky" Connors and he led the parade through the historic streets of the Queen City's Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods, retracing the original 1913 parade route.

Immediately following the parade is the traditional grand Irish "Hooley" featuring live music with plenty of food and drink. The "Hooley" runs from 1-6pm at the Valley Community Center, located at 93 Leddy Street and serves as a fundraiser for the Valley Community Association's services and programs.