GIRARDVILLE — The Girardville Parade Committee announced that the 2021 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been postponed, with plans to hopefully still hold the event this year.

According to the media release by committee Secretary Joanne Kitsock, the date for the popular ethnic parade was March 27. However, due to public health and safety concerns for residents, parade participants, spectators and officials because of COVID-19, the decision was made to be safe.

No new date has been set for the parade. The committee canceled the 2020 parade for the same reason.

Joseph Wayne, president of Girardville Ancient Order of Hibernians Jack Kehoe Division No. 1, which is the main sponsor of the parade, said nothing has been canceled yet.

“The Ancient Order of Hibernians across the state decided that because of the virus thing, it would not be proper to have it,” Wayne said. “We decided to postpone it and most of them are also doing just that. We’re waiting to see about the virus and the vaccine.”

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