Father Ray Foundation plans St. Patrick’s Day parade

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More than 2,000 people are expected to join in a St. Patrick’s Day parade being organized by the Father Ray Foundation and area Irish clubs.

Foundation President Rev. Peter Pattarapong Srivorakul and Vice President Rev. Michael Picharn Jaiseri met with Pattaya Deputy Mayor Ronakit Ekasingh Feb. 7 to work out the final details of the March 17 march, which will be the longest yet at more than one kilometer.

This year’s parade will move along a single traffic lane on Second Road from the Alcazar Theatre near Soi 4. Festivities will begin a 1 p.m. and the procession at 2 p.m.

Last year, children from the Father Ray Foundation livened up the green St. Patrick’s Day parade.Last year, children from the Father Ray Foundation livened up the green St. Patrick’s Day parade.