Christiansted turned green Saturday, as St. Croix celebrated its 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – a half century of fanciful attire, outlandish floats and revelry in the spirit of the Auld Sod, as the Irish and the Irish at heart might say.
Irish green was everywhere and on everything – green beer, green jello, green plastic bowlers, green face paint and fright wigs.
The grand marshall of this year’s festivities was Billy Gibbons, one of the organizers of St. Croix’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade 50 years ago. He rode behind a banner proclaiming him “Last Man Standing.”
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VIGL Operations LLC, the grantee of the exclusive agreement to operate both the Clinton E. Phipps Racetrack on St. Thomas and the Randall “Doc” James Racetrack on St. Croix, provided an update on its efforts to revitalize the horseracing industry by outlining the ongoing construction projects at each racetrack. They also unveiled the plans for the tracks along with renderings and other details regarding the projects.
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