Enterprise Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with the "World's Smallest Parade"

There is nothing like a parade to celebrate St. Patrick ’s Day. Some are big, some are small.

A one-man band is on one street by himself. Mark Doyle, a retired Army veteran didn't let cloudy skies stop him from representing his Irish heritage during this year's St. Patrick's Day parade in Enterprise.

"One guy tried to rub my belly I think for good luck," said Doyle.

He is this year's grand Marshall for "The World's St. Smallest Patrick’s Day parade". And he is glad to be apart of a tradition that has been going on in the Wiregrass area for the past 21 years. Doyle says it’s truly an honor.

"It's awesome, it's awesome. I've been Irish for a long time and back through my family history
so it really is special," said Doyle.

For 10 minutes Doyle took in all the cheers as he walked down Church Street. He felt like a superstar although he knows none of this would ff been possible without his wife Diane.

"My wife nominated me actually on the very last day possible," said Doyle.

"I've brought myself and the children to this parade every year and I decided that this year I needed to call in and nominate my husband to be the grand marshal, we had tried it last year and he didn't get it," said Diane Doyle

But this year they did make it. The Doyle’s are very thankful to be apart of St. Patty's day history. The parade began in 1993 as a way to recognize a seldom-celebrated holiday in Enterprise


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