The COVID-19 pandemic “has stolen the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Parade from our community for a second year in a row,” lamented Holyoke City Councilor at large Rebecca Lisi
However, there will be floats this year, just be smaller- much smaller -than usual.
The first-ever Holyoke St. Patrick’s Shoebox Parade Party will be online featuring videos of parade floats made out of shoeboxes. It all happens on March 17.
It promises to be a wonderful footnote in the history of the parade.
Folks can create and decorate shoebox floats that will become a part of a virtual photo party that will occur on Facebook throughout the month of March, with a video shoebox parade compilation airing on March 17 at 4 p.m.
Photo and video submissions are due Monday, March 8; submission details are outlined on the parade party event page on Facebook.
Once you make your float, take a photo and quick video to share by March 8 to firstname.lastname@example.org.