St. Patrick's Day parade rolls through Portland

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Blustery conditions didn’t deter marchers or attendees from the St. Patrick’s Day parade Sunday, March 16, on Commercial Street in Portland. The annual event is organized by the Irish American Club of Maine.

Hannah Kelley, 18, of Portland, waves a flag with fellow members of the Irish American Club on Sunday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Commercial Street.

Patty Latham, of Peaks Island, throws confetti Sunday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Commercial Street. Latham – who wasn’t a parade participant, per se – said her role in the event was “lookin good.”

Sisters Mary-Kate (left), Maggie, Liz and Sarah Arley march Sunday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Commercial Street.

A leprechaun, played by Katie Arley of Portland, hands out candy Sunday during the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on Commercial Street.

Drummer Jodi Ryan, of Portland’s Claddagh Mhor Pipe Band, spins her mallets while Fergus, an Irish wolfhound, takes a breather Sunday at the Maine State Pier after the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Melanie Crum holds her 4-month-old daughter Skylar on Sunday on the Maine State Pier at the conclusion of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day parade.

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