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St. Patrick's Day parade returning to Rhinelander in 2013Submitted: 03/04/2013
Story By Lane Kimble

RHINELANDER - Businesses, kids, parents and partygoers. All of them find themselves hoping for great weather in just under two weeks.

Last year, about 30 floats paraded down Brown Street while thousands of people enjoyed the festivities in 77 degree weather.

David O'Melia and Jim Winkler will bring that parade back in two weekends.

They think last year's success can be a good starting point.

"We were very surprised," O'Melia said. In fact, the chief of police estimated up to 2000 people watching the parade in March for the first annual. I hope we can get near that."

About 35 floats are signed up for this year's parade so far. That compares to 30 last year. Organizers expect to get even more.

Winkler says that would be good news for businesses in town.

"They had way more business than they normally do on a Saturday afternoon simply because we got people downtown," Winkler.

"That's part of the whole thing here is to get people into town and then have them hang out for a couple hours and visit the shops and bars and eating establishments and become part of the St. Patrick's festivities."

The organizers will accept float applicants right up until St. Patrick's Day.

You can contact Jim by calling his shop at 715-369-3030.

The Pub Crawl will feature the same pubs as last year and will have extended hours. It will run Saturday from noon to bar close and Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. There will be a drawing Sunday afternoon.

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