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Bigger crowds turn out for St. Paddy's Parade

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Jackson turned green for the 29th annual Mal's Saint Paddy's Parade.  Those traveling downtown Sunday could spot the aftermath everywhere.  Sunday afternoon, barricades were lined up along the entire parade route.  Trash and colorful beads littered Capitol and State streets.

Thousands of folks participated in the fun festivities that lasted all day long.  Elaborate floats took center stage.  Early estimates from the Jackson Convention and Visitor's Bureau put attendance at 65,000 people.  Last year Mal's Saint Paddy's Parade brought in 60,000 people and $6.5 million in economic impact.

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