St. Thomas Church hosts annual Irish-Italian Festival Parade

Mar 16, 2015 2161

Folks who are Irish or Italian, or who just like to have a good time, gathered in the Hub City this weekend to celebrate the culture of Italy and the Emerald Isle. The annual Irish-Italian Festival Parade made its way down W. 4th Street Saturday morning. 

It was led by a royal court, featuring Southern Miss president Dr. Rodney Bennett as king and Hattiesburg resident Carolyn Petro as queen. Forrest-Perry County District Attorney Patricia Burchell served as grand marshal.

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