Kiss me! I’m Irish, Italian and Isleños!Apr 8th, 2011 | By Terri Sercovich | Category: News
The St. Bernard Irish-Italian-Islenos Community Parade and Marching Club celebrated its 10th anniversary when it rolled through the streets of Arabi and Chalmette on April 3, with 2,000 riders on 45 floats throwing the traditional cabbage and produce along with beads. The parade began with the traditional marching club handing out cane flowers before the floats. This year’s royalty was Parish President Craig P. Taffaro Jr. as the king and Superintendent Doris Voitier as the queen. Parade President Chad O’Neil said riders threw more than 250,000 pounds of produce including cabbage, carrots, onions, potatoes as well as apples, oranges, lemons, limes and more.