SHORTEST ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE HOT SPRINGS TO HAVE 1ST MARCHING BAND

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HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) — For the first time since it started 15 years ago, the World’s Shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade will include a marching band.

The parade covers 98 feet along Bridge Street in downtown Hot Springs. The Mountain Pine High School band director, Chris Johns, says it is an honor to have the first band in the parade.

The March 17 parade takes 40 entries each year. So far, it has 27 for this year’s festivities.

Joey Fatone grand Marshall

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The Sentinel-Record reported Joey Fatone of (asterisk)NSYNC will be this year’s celebrity grand marshal and Jon Heder of “Napoleon Dynamite” is the official starter.