TRANSMISSION TROUBLE: Bernadetta Petrone holds onto one of her two dogs while her husband Lenny, owner of International Motor Group of Warwick, calls AAA for assistance with their 1969 Fiat 500, which broke down along the parade route due to a broken drive shaft just after the start of the parade.
PARADE ROYALTY: Warwick Vets seniors Caitlin McDonough, Jennifer Scotti and Tiana Bassett pose with fellow senior Miss Ireland Jenna O’Connell and her parents, Anne and Jim O’Connell. Jim is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and helped organize this year’s event.
RANGERS REPORT FOR DUTY: Col. Ron Barnes leads the Pawtuxet Rangers, dressed in their official uniforms, during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
RED DRESSED IN GREEN: The Greenwood Fire Company drove their vintage truck along the parade route in the sixth and final division, featuring trucks from area fire companies.
RI’S IRISH HISTORY: Jack Daily, Mike Kelly and Tim Daily lead the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick group during the parade’s first division. The state’s oldest Irish organization has sponsored the parade since 1959.
MUSIC TO MARCH BY: The Rhode Island Highlanders Pipe Band march in Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in West Warwick before performing at the post-party at the Elks Lodge later that day.
POLICE ON PARADE: The Warwick Police Color Guard hold their flags high during Sunday’s festivities.