St. Paddy's Day Parade grows in 2013 - - Jackson, MS

St. Paddy's Day Parade grows in 2013

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

There are no official numbers but organizers of the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade say it was much larger than last year's event.

Founder Malcolm White says there is no organized way to determined how many people attended. White says he would support an updated study to calculate the number of parade goers and the overall economic impact to the city.

Jackson police estimate 80,000 viewers lined the parade route. That is about 10,000 more than last year.

The State Tourism Director says he met people from as far away as New Jersey and Kansas City that attended this year's parade.

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