It isn’t easy being green in some parts of the world, but in Dublin, Texas, it’s a pretty simple task.

Dublin will hold its 38th annual parade through the town on Saturday, March 28, starting at 10 a.m.

The parade route will follow the traditional path, following Travis Street to Patrick Street. All entries are welcome and judges will select winners from many different categories. Categories include bands, local commercial, local non-commercial, out-of-town non-commercial, horse and riders, horse-drawn vehicles, riding clubs, decorated cars, antique cars, antique tractors, motorcycles, bikes and pets and children in costumes. Contestants wishing to have their entry judged must have the form (available online) turned into the chamber office today.

The parade entries should reflect the theme of “painting the town green,” a theme which pays homage both to the Irish heritage of the town and the current environmental movement.

And what is a parade without a Grand Marshal? Definitely not a Dublin St. Patrick’s Day parade. This year’s parade will feature Bill Kloster Ambassador Award winner Dannis Lozano as its Grand Marshal. Lozano is being recognized for his outstanding community service to the city of Dublin.

The parade will not be the only place to “paint the town green” on Saturday. Following the parade, the shenanigans will move over to the city park. There will be entertainment, carnival rides, food and craft booths to peruse. Also on Saturday, athletes will compete in the highland games, an adaptation of ancient games played in Ireland. Once the “trained” athletes have competed, local highlanders will be allowed to join in on the fun.

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