Friday, March 13, 2015

Parade Day

Tomorrow is the crown jewel of St. Patrick's month here in our area-- the Scranton St. Patrick's Parade.

As I write this, the parade is still on, in spite of a rainy forecast.

As I write this, downtown Scranton is being cleaned up, flags hung, potholes filled.

I get that.  Parade Day is a huge economic engine for the troubled city.  Put your best foot forward.  Show visitors a clean city.  With any luck, we'll get them to come back.

Drunken louts excluded, it's doubtful they'll see a city as nice on the return trip, and that makes me sad.

If we can clean up a city for Parade Day, there's no reason we can't do it for the other 364.