Irish frivolity provides perfect St. Pat parade

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Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Beach Bistro Parade is Lola Rothmann, seated front right, accompanied by her daughters, Susan Rothmann, rear seat, and seated far back, Pam Rothmann-Cokes, along with their driver, Tahila Chinault.
Sean Murphy, host of the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade smiles as he watches participants march down Marina Drive March 18. This is the 20th edition of his Irish whimsey. Islander Photos: Sandy Ambrogi
Serge Coronas from Bradenton leads a pack of camels for the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade March18 in Holmes Beach.
A young woman aboard the Serge Coronas circus camel waves to the onlookers from the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18.
A long line of chairs and standing onlooks wait for the start of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18 along Marina Drive. Golf carts, antique cars, boats and even the Privateers’ ship participated in the event, put on by Sean Murphy and the staff of his restaurants, Beach Bistro, Eat Here and the Doctor’s Office, all in Holmes Beach.
Kids and adults fill up the Small-Town Creamery trolley for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18.
Holmes Beach Chief of Police Bill Tokajer leads the annual Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18 as the festivities get underway on Marina Drive.
An Anna Maria Island Privateer reaches down with some papers as the service organization prepares the Skullywag for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18. Pirates and ye ladies shared a bounty of beads and candy with paradegoers.
Bagpipers and drummers with the Dunedin Pipe Band step off in the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Korean War veteran, Mr. Bill, who seldom shares his last name, served on the USS Iowa during the conflict, and is one of several local vets honored March 18 in the St. Patrick Day Parade. His chauffer is Sheri Steck, of The Doctor’s Office.
Hurricane Hanks’ rowdy mermaid gets a lift in the parade staging area as a young band member takes a look March18 prior to stepping off in the Beach Bistro St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Parents Morgan and Robbie Blackburn hold young Elle Palmer and baby Lemon Louise as they collect beads and goodies from the parade floats March 18.
Four-legged friends take part in the AMI St. Patrick’s Day Parade March 18, many decked out in green.

Anna Maria Island St. Patrick’s Parade from Jack Elka on Vimeo.

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