It really started on Saturday night by preparing the “fleet” of scooters and Honda Passports. Early Sunday morning we were at the garage cleaning and tinkering our rides, and then delivering a couple scooters to some of those directing the parade.
Lining up at Plainfield Central High School (where I attended when it was PHS) the number of floats, trucks, businesses and bands were shocking! While the main street in Plainfield (Lockport St) started to fill in with spectators, all I could think of was our first St. Patrick’s Day parade. It consisted of 1 float, 3 trucks and a whole lot of bicycles. My mom and then business partner thought it would be fun to have an Irish Parade of our own, a week before the actual day. Somehow over the past 12 years, the parade has grown a little each year.
A fairly new addition to the event is the afternoon Pubcrawl! Myself and about 40 others “crawled” from one pub to the next, winding our way through downtown Plainfield. Consisting of 6 bars, we had a great time… facilitating a raffle drawing at each stop. Danny and Nisi quickly grew familiar with the megaphone, sometimes a little to comfortable with yelling into it. Haha.