The World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade | Community Spirit
ENTERPRISE, AL- March 17, 2011 - It's billed as "The World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade", and if you see it, you'll know why. It has only one marcher and it lasts about 10 minutes.
The city of Enterprise plays host to the one-person event each St. Patrick's Day, with a local citizen of Irish ancestry given the honor of carrying the colors of the Emerald Isle down 1 block of East College Street, from the Court House, the town's other unique institution, the Boll Weevil Monument, and back.
This year's marcher will start at high noon on the steps of the court house. After the event, the Grand Marshall will attend a traditional reception hosted by Murdock Realty located along the parade route.
The parade began in 1993 as a way to recognize a seldom-celebrated holiday in Enterprise. "We realized that we could never have the largest St. Patrick's Day parade, so decided to have the smallest", said Chamber President, Phil Thomas.
The parade has had many marchers, including the late Pat Donahue who created the costume and generated media attention from news and entertainment media all over the world. The parade has been featured on CBS Sunday, National Public Radio, and other media outlets. "I've done interviews with stations from Toronto, Detroit, and even stations in Ireland", said Thomas.
For more information about the "World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade", contact the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce.