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Snow problem! The greatest St. Patrick’s Day parade in all the land takes place once again in Hornell

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Marching as the Hornell Grand Marshall and with the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is Carolyn Kuhn Kelly. Steve Harrison photo.

Photos by STEVE HARRISON, story by JOHN ANDERSON

HORNELL — As events were canceled from Buffalo to the Southern Tier, only one mention of a cancelation drew laughter.

The Hornell St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

A pandemic may have stopped things, but weather would not. After all, a parade with no rules is going to be a parade with no rules.

The one rule though has been to laugh and enjoy the wild floats. However, there are also some well-designed floats, youth groups, civic organizations and talented musicians and bands.

Hornell Mayor John Buckley rode in a city truck in the parade and he appointed, for the second time, Mrs. Carolyn Kuhn Kelly as the Hornell Grand Marshall. Kelly is involved in several community groups including the AOH.

Enjoy a few photos and who’s who from the parade below. When you are done with those, click HERE to see a photo gallery of more photos of your friends, family and neighbors by Steve Harrison!

Dan Conors is dressed to the event as he gets ready for a long day of celebrating in the city of Hornell as the annual St Paddy’s day returns from a year off from the Covid 19 pandemic. Steve Harrison photo.

Quinn and Iris Burnett are all set with their mother to grab as much candy as the parade gets ready to kick off in the blustery weather. Photo by Steve Harrison.
The Grand Marshal of the 2022 Parade Mrs. Carolyn Kelly of Hornell. Photo by Steve Harrison.
Conner Smith of the Arkport Marching band showed no effects of the brutal winds and blowing snow as he marches down main street as the annual St Patricks festivities start in the city of Hornell. Photo by Steve Harrison.
Lillian Smith of Smith Stock Farm in Hornell lets some candy fly to the brave parade goers as the St Paddy’s Day 2022 kicks off the annual fun day in the city of Hornell. Photo by Steve Harrison.
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