It'll be a fine mornin' Saturday in Salt Lake City as all the folks with the love of the Irish turn out for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
The parade, which will feature about 140 entries, begins at 10 a.m. at South Temple and Main Street and will end at Fifth South."A pretty, green state" is the theme, said grand marshal John E. Brockert, who will ride in the parade with his wife, Mary Brigid O'Connor Brockert, who was born in Ireland.
John Brockert, director of the Utah Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics, said an awards luncheon at the Salt Lake Hilton will follow the parade. Awards will be presented for the best marching group, best bands and best float.
The Rev. Patrick Carley of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Park City, and chaplain of the Utah Hibernian Society, will be the parade announcer.
Utah Transit Authority buses normally traveling on Main Street will detour from 7 a.m. through noon because of the parade.
People needing bus service to, from and around the parade may call Bus Information, 287-4636.