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Posted at 3:51 PM ET, 03/12/2010

Gaithersburg cancels St. Patrick's parade

By Washington Post editors

Concern about the heavy rains and high winds predicted for this weekend has forced officials in Gaithersburg to cancel the city's St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which was to be tomorrow.

According to a news release issued by the city, the decision was made by the three partnering organizations: the Harp & Shamrock Society of Gaithersburg, the Peterson Companies/Washingtonian Center and the City of Gaithersburg.

However, revelers will still be able to celebrate. The Martin Family Band, originally scheduled to perform on the plaza after the parade, will play Wednesday -- actual St. Patrick's Day -- from 6 to 8 p.m. Individuals who were scheduled to participate in the parade are invited to set up a table or give out information, or to perform onstage before the band. For more information, contact the Peterson Companies marketing office at 703-653-8834.

By Washington Post editors  | March 12, 2010; 3:51 PM ET
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What's the matter no scroat?

Posted by: SkinsDiesel | March 12, 2010 3:39 PM | Report abuse

Yeah, we have no scroat!!!! They are calling f or 3 inches of rain and wind... would yo usit out, in a downpour and wind to watch people drive and walk by?? its not lame, its called common sense you ree-ree!

Posted by: rvanags | March 12, 2010 4:39 PM | Report abuse

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