World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
I have always been told that I would screw up a one-person parade! But, I am pretty sure that I would be able to figure out how to get through this parade. It takes place in Enterprise, Alabama. It has only one marcher — the only person in the town with actual Irish ancestry, who marches for about ten minutes carrying the colors of the Emerald Isle down 1 block of East College Street, from the Court House, the town’s other unique institution, the Boll Weevil Monument, and back. After the event, the Grand Marshall attended a traditional reception hosted by Murdock Realty located along the parade route.
The parade began in 1993 as a way to recognize a seldom-celebrated holiday in Enterprise. Chamber of Commerce president Phil Thomas said, “We realized that we could never have the largest St. Patrick’s Day parade, so decided to have the smallest.” (WSFA News)