GALLERY: Parade, parties mark St. Patrick festivities in Indiana
March 16, 2014 2:00 AM
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The Indiana community celebrated the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day holiday with a parade and other festivities Saturday along Philadelphia Street. (Teri Enciso/Gazette photos)

The Lynch family, of Indiana — from left, parents Marie and Josh and sons Hayden, 2, and Brody, 4 — enjoyed the parade as Brody collected candy.

Emilee Palmer, 4, and her mother, Karen Butler, of Penn Run, prepared for the parade in the staging area.

Bagpiper Tom McLaughlin led the Laurel Highlanders pipe band.

Lori Kuzneski helped her son, Brock, 7, suit up for the leprechaun look-alike contest.

Betty Austin, of Indiana County Head Start, handed out balloons to parade watchers.

Jake McKee, 7, and Ian McKee, 9, both of New Brighton, joined Ryan Stossel, 9, of Indiana, to celebrate the day.

Shawn Boarts, 8, of Sagamore, threw flying disc toys from a float designed by the Army Corps of Engineers and Boy Scout Troop 174.

Drummers Derek Donaldson, Zeke Welch and Chris Welch prepared to play for the Laurel Highlanders pipe band in the St. Patrick Day parade in Indiana.

George Vennard of the The Marion Center Volunteer Fire Department greeted folks watching the parade Saturday.

Indiana's McKee Family delegation enjoyed the festivities Saturday in Indiana. From left, B.J. Stossel, Rosie Leonardo, Maureen McKee, Patrick McKee, Peggy Campbell and Molly Lyons.

Leprechaun lookalike contestants Brock Kuzneski, 7, son of Lore and Casey Kuzneski, and twins Kole Hodak and Kyle Hodak, 6, sons of Aaron and Tonya Hodak, waited for the judges' decision.

The Laurel Highland pipe band, led by, from left, Jim King, Terry Greene and Tom McLaughlin, marched on Philadelphia Street.

Chris Stewart, of Indiana, and his 10-month-old son Coulter Stewart, celebrated St. Patrick Day in downtown Indiana.

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