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Dublin celebrates St. Patrick's Day

A lot of people sported green today at the 2014 Dublin St. Patrick's Day Parade and Arts and Crafts Festival. This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade was something to cheer about. Jennifer Carter, her husband, and her daughter, Kinsey have been coming to the parade faithfully. "We have been coming here for probably 14 years," Carter said. In fact, they were at the parade the day Kinsey was born. "She's been coming since birth. We actually sat in this area when she was born and we come here every year," she said. While the parade may have been fun, the Dublin Arts and Crafts Fair was too. Peggy Brown owns the Make Your Own Candle booth at the Fair, and has been going to shows like the one in Dublin for 12 years. She makes the candles, while her husband makes carpentry work. "When the child finish choosing all their favorite colors, I set the wick and melt the top, and they have candle," she said. John Bodin and his wife have been selling plants, flowers and fruit trees for 2 decades and average about 40 shows a year. He says the best part is giving advice. "The nice thing about it is ladies come back the following year. They say, 'John, you told me what to do...and it worked. It's so pretty this year. Thank you'", Bodin said,"That's worth all the tea in China...that's what it's all about." Most importantly, it's about having fun too. The Dublin St. Patrick's Day Festival continues on Sunday with the St. Patrick's Birdhouse Awards Ceremony at 2 p.m.

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