Parish Lines: St. Bernard Irish Italian Islenos parade has tailgating theme

Apr 13, 2015 761

More than 340,000 pounds of produce will be tossed from 50 floats when the St. Bernard Irish Italian Isleños parade hits the streets of Chalmette on Sunday. Founded in 2001, the 14th annual parade will begin and end at the Frederick J. Sigur Civic Center, 8245 W. Judge Perez Drive.

From there, the parade will make a left at Dr. Meraux Boulevard heading east to Ventura Drive, where it will make a U-turn and head back to the Civic Center. The route no longer travels into Arabi, so traffic doesn't block the entrance to St. Bernard Parish Hospital, according to Chad O'Neil, parade president.

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