With warm temperatures and sunny, blue skies, the 2014 Ocean City St. Patrick’s Day Parade was a huge success. Crowds filled the streets wearing their finest green attire while parade floats made their way south from 62nd Street to the 45h Street Village. We were a part of the festivities, proudly walking a few of our canine friends from the Worcester Country Humane Society. Overall, it was a successful day for everyone. Take a look at this list of this years’ winners:
Best Marching Unit: Relay for Life of Northern Worcester County
Honorable Mention: Stephen Decatur High School Marching Band
Best Motorized Unit: Peppers Tavern
Honorable Mention: All About Sound and Video
Best Commercial Float: Beach Bum Motel
Honorable Mention: Jimmy’s Kitchen
Best Adult Group: Atlantic Stonewall and Patio
Honorable Mention: Murphy’s Bar and Grill
Best Non-Commercial Float: Downtown Association of Ocean City
Honorable Mention: The Frat Boys
Best Youth Group: Paula’s School of Baton
Honorable Mention: Chesapeake Martial Arts
Special Committee Award: Paws and Claws
Judges’ Choice Award: Maryland Coast Dispatch
Best Overall: Ocean 98.1 Seacrets Radio/Celtic Nations

Basket of Cheer winners:
Bill VanAlan, Ocean City, MD
Sharon Fracasse, Pasadena, MD
Will Craley, Red Lion, PA
Igor Conev, Ocean City, MD

The parade will be broadcast at 11 a.m. on WRDE, Channel 9 in Ocean City, Salisbury and Rehoboth, Channel 99 in Ocean Pines, on Saturdays and Sundays, March 22-23 and March 29-30. It will also be shown at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on BTV, Channel 8 in Ocean City and Rehoboth, Channel 2 in Ocean Pines, starting Wednesday or Thursday through April 1.