INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Hundreds of people lined the streets of downtown Indianapolisfor the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.
Parade goers came early and prepared to get just the rightvantage point.
Cassandra Cook drove from Terre Haute with her 5-month-olddaughter. It's their first time watching the parade and made sureto find just the right spot.
"It had all the music and it looked like a fun spot to be innext to the beer tent,” she said.
When the St. Patrick's Day parade stepped off it was clear greenwas the color of the day;
Green hats, green beads, green leprechauns.
"I'm wearing an outfit my grandfather wore in the St. Patty'sDay parade for many, many years. He had this made right here inIndianapolis, a costume company," said Rebecca Pierle.
This is the 30th year for the St. Patrick's parade. It's enduredall sorts of weather from frigid to rainy but this day MotherNature cooperated.
"It's just fun to watch the parade. It's spring. It's just niceto be outside and be with people again after a long winter," saidIndianapolis resident Carmen Allen.
The parade had everything from politicians to parochial schools.WISH-TV was well-represented with Debby, Eric, Angela and AC and"Indy Style's" new hosts, Andi Hauser and Tracy Forner.
Earlier Wednesday morning, Mayor Greg Ballard poured dye intothe downtown canal and within seconds the entire canal turnedgreen.
Four-month-old Charlie eagerly greeted his family at Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control (FWACC) Wednesday afternoon after apparently being taken in a burglary earlier in the week.
Local groups are teaming up with Sesame Street and WFYI to help children deal with what they say is a growing problem not only in the US, but right here in Indiana.
First responders in Johnson County will soon have a safer, faster way to get to a scene.