Enterprise included among top 7 ‘smaller’ cities for St. Paddy’s celebrations


ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — The City of Enterprise got national attention for its unique St. Patrick’s Dat Parade in an article by Rent.com earlier this week.

While cities like Scranton, Pennsylvania, and Savannah, Georgia, were recognized for having some of the largest St. Patrick’s Day parades in the country, Enterprise’s reputation as the city with the smallest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world is what earned it a spot on the list.

“The city of just more than 26,000 knows how to take a very small thing and make it very large,” Michael Hochman wrote.

The one-man parade began in 1993 and since been become engrained in the city’s tradition for 26 years.

This year, Sean Roehler is set to serve as the 26th Grand Marshal after being chosen from a pool of seven nominees of Irish descent. Roehler works as a registered behavior technician for the Southeast Alabama Autism Center and as a music director and associate pastor for two local churches.

A new feature at this year’s parade is the Half Pint 0.5K, which will happen after the parade itself. Participants who registered on time will get souvenirs such as a T-shirt, sticker and mug after their very, very brief run.

If you wish to go and celebrate with the city, the parade begins at noon Saturday at the Coffee County Courthouse in downtown Enterprise.

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