The 31st annual York Saint Patrick's Day Parade brought Irish cheer to York City on Saturday.
With 62-degree temperatures, the parade saw record attendances, said Mary Yeaple, one of the parade's organizers.
"It's been such a long winter, people were just happy to be outside," she said.
Organizers estimate between 15,000 and 20,000 people attended the event, Yeaple said. The parade typically draws about 10,000 people each year.
There were about 90 entries in this year's parade, and judges commented that it was hard to pick winners, she said.
"It was a great day for the Irish," she said.
Yeaple extended thanks to parade attendees, sponsors and volunteers and said the planning committee will soon begin its year-round work on next year's parade.
The McGinley School of Irish Dance of Lemoyne took Best of Parade honors at the 31st annual York Saint Patrick's Day Parade held Saturday.
Other award winners were as follows:
Best Decorated Vehicle (Commercial): Adrenaline Dance of York
Honorable Mention: Martin's Potato Chips
Best Decorated Vehicle (Non-Commercial): York County Corvette Club
Honorable Mention: Goodwill Fire Co. of York Township
Best Antique Vehicle: Groundhog Hole Fire Co. - The Murren Family
Honorable Mention: Perry Old Iron Collectors
Best Individual / Family Group: Irish Blessing Band
Honorable Mention: Celtic Trio
Best Float: York County Youth Development Center
Honorable Mention (two): St. Patrick School & Cheerleaders, Embers Steakhouse and Seafood
Best Non Profit Organization: 87th PA Re-enactors Association
Honorable Mention (four): Special Olympics of York County, Faeries of Spoutwood Farm, Kevin Schreiber, KPETS - Keystone Pet Enhanced Therapy Services
Best Honor Guard: Cedar Cliff High School JROTC Color Guard
Honorable Mention: American Merchant Marine Veterans and Sea Scouts of York Ship 25
Best Media Entry (non-float): CBS 21
Honorable Mention: ABC 27
Best Irish Dance Group: Ni Riain School of Irish Dance
Honorable Mention: Oh! Gill's Irish Dancers