Saturday, March 16, 2019

Garfield Ridge Goes Green!

Archer Avenue is 'Irish for a day'

By Joan Hadac
Editor and Publisher
Southwest Chicago Post

Garfield Ridge has once again gone green--if only for a day--as Archer Avenue was the scene of a merry, festive St. Patrick's Day parade.

The Clear-Ridge Men’s Social Athletic Club (SAC)'s parade stepped off at noon Saturday, March 16 at Archer and Oak Park, marched east on Archer to Narragansett and then south to the Kennedy High School parking lot. All under sunny skies.

Thanks to the men of the S.A.C., as well as the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150 and everyone else who helped make the parade a fun, family-focused event.

Proceeds of the parade will benefit Misericordia, which since 1921 has provided care and a range of services to people with developmental disabilities.

The Southwest Chicago Post shot a few photos of the parade units; but as usual, we couldn't resist turning the camera around and focusing on the boys and girls, moms and dads at the curb--who in a way are the real stars of the event.

Here are a few shots we took (along with a few shot by our friends), in no particular order. Enjoy!





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