This St. Patty’s Day, don’t expect the same “Garbage Gate” debacle that we had last year. If you remember, last year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade fell on a Saturday, which was the first St. Patrick’s Day to fall on a Saturday in quite a while. Because of that, no one really thought about the trash left behind.
Well, there were lots of people and even more trash. Fred Russell stated flatly that the city dropped the ball, and they did. But Insiders with the city say we shouldn’t expect the same thing this year. There is a plan in place to clean up after the massive crowd expected for Saturday’s parade.
If you’re new to town, Augusta is a strange place. We come out in full force for St. Patrick’s Day. Cinco de Mayo may as well be a celebration to the founding of the city. Free fireworks shows? Bedlam. And Masters Week, we all try to make a quick buck… though that is quickly dwindling as the National annexes the city.
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