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Blarney? Hardly. Everyone is Irish for an afternoon!

Published: Monday, March 17, 2014 1:15 a.m. CST
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Mike Lahey, 50, of Dixon, high-fives members of the crowd as the Lahey's Irish Luck Dynasty float passes through downtown Dixon on Saturday during the St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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David Dixon (left), 66, of Dixon, with the help of his grandson, Dominic Lozano, 10, of Dixon, paints "Vote Cahill" signs for the Cahill float. The Cahill Clan put some final touches on their float before lining up for the parade at Dixon High School.
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The finishing touches are put on the Irish Luck Dynasty float, created by the Lahey's, minutes before the St. Patrick's Day parade Saturday morning in downtown Dixon.
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Duane Dickison, from Amboy, plays the bagpipes Saturday afternoon while lining up for the St. Patrick's Day Parade at Dixon High School.
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The Dixon Fire Department sprays green water off the Peoria Avenue Bridge and into the Rock River near the start of the St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday afternoon in downtown Dixon.
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The Dixon St. Partrick's Day parade featured a variety of different groups celebrating the holiday.
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(Michael Krabbenhoeft/mkrabbenhoeft@saukvalley.com)
Cookie the dog was one of many four-legged friends that walked in the Dixon St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday afternoon in the city's downtown.

The Dixon St. Partrick's Day parade featured a variety of different groups – from political campaigns to four-legged friends – celebrating the holiday Saturday afternoon in downtown Dixon.

 

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