World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Enterprise, Alabama has it's Annual "World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade"

I used to have a couple of Retail businesses on one of the corners where this goes between (the "route" is only one block long). So, I've seen it ever since it started. Missed it this year due to my wife's Chemo and this being her quarantine week, but here is some info from the local newspapers.

The Grand Marshall, and ONLY participant - hence "World's Smallest" moniker - this year is Mark Doyle. Mark's great-grandparents were of Irish descent and the family name WAS "O'Doyle". He teaches at Ft. Rucker now and has a family farm in a smaller town just outside of Enterprise.

The Parade was stated back in the 90's, if I remember correctly, by an elderly gentleman. He was the Grand Marshall, and as I said - only marcher, for years until his passing. Since then, it's been an annual selection from several applicants. I had planned to apply this year, but broke my leg last year and am still limping. Gotta cool gimmick in mind tying in with my drum playing....

The parade grown from a handful of on-lookers, like me when I had the shops there, to a decent sized crowd with tv and newspaper coverage. I believe the National news have even picked it up on occasion.

From the S.E. Sun - The Grand Marshall/participant....from S.E. Sun



from Enterprise Ledger - shows Boll Weevil Monument

From The Enterprise Ledger's video, along with the 4 at the top. This one shows the World Famous "Boll Weevil Monument" on the right that Enterprise is known for.

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Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

LOL, no problem keeping everyone in line.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day!

    My late Grandfather was from Enterprise, Alabama.  

Mar 17, 2014 04:09 AM #1
Travis "the SOLD man" Parker; Associate Broker
iXL Real Estate-Wiregrasss\ - Enterprise, AL
email: / cell: 334-494-7846

haaaaaaaa - good'un Mr. Fred. My wife went to FSU wayyyyy back when, as did many of my friends here, so there're a lotta "Tallahassee Lassies" here'a'bouts! 

Mar 17, 2014 04:23 AM #2
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Take a break from green beer, stretch your legs and okay, any one for darts? How about that When Irish Eyes Are Smiling song 5,6,7,8... hit it. From the top as you hoist the Jameson and toast to the day, celebrate those that have gone on before us. When the road rose to meet them and kept on going skyward. Heaven bound.

Mar 17, 2014 05:26 AM #3
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

How fun! I wish I was closer. Maybe I need to plan a vacation.

Mar 29, 2014 04:00 PM #4
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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Travis, what a great marketing opportunity.  I love the name!

May 04, 2014 10:14 AM #5
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