On Saturday March 11th, despite a less than perfect forecast with cold weather in the 20's, everything in Cutchogue became a little greener once again as the Cutchogue Community celebrated St. Patrick's Day.
The North Fork Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Cutchogue Fire Department held its Annual Cutchogue St. Patrick's Day Parade. The parade began at 2:00 p.m., marching down Route 25 through the heart of Cutchogue Village.
The annual parade which is now 13 years old marched on. Despite heavy rain throughout the day, the St. Patricks Day spirit wasn't washed away.
After experiencing weeks of mild temperatures, faithful Parade-goers turned out despite the cold weather to celebrate what is hopefully the end of winter.
This year's participants included the local Volunteer Fire Departments from the North Fork, numerous civic groups, scouting groups, youth groups, and of course Bag Pipe bands.
The Grand Marshal for this years parade was George Sullivan, The Town of Southold Receiver of taxes, and decorated Military Veteran.
Following the parade a reception was held at the Firehouse for all the participants, their families and the community. Hot dogs and refreshments were served by the members of the Cutchogue Fire Department and the CFD Ladies Auxiliary.
Those people who were at the firehouse were treated to a special performance given by the members of the CFD Marching Band.
Thank You to everyone who helped to make this year's parade a success, including the 2017 parade committee, the Southold Town Police Department and Fire Police Squads from our neighboring Fire Departments who assisted with traffic control and detours throughout the parade.
HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY FROM C.F.D.
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