Soldotna Police Chief Gene Meek stands for a photo with participants of the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Shona DeVolld)

Soldotna Police Chief Gene Meek stands for a photo with participants of the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Shona DeVolld)

Go green or go home

Soldotna turns out for St. Patrick’s Day parade

Green, leprechauns and Nugget the Moose poured down Soldotna streets on Sunday for the 34th annual Sweeney’s St. Patrick Day Parade hosted by the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce. Under cloudy skies — but fortunately no precipitation — a procession of viridescent celebrants representing businesses and organizations brought festivities to an array of attendees lining Redoubt Avenue.

Sara Hondel stands with a leprechaun during the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Sara Hondel)

Sara Hondel stands with a leprechaun during the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Sara Hondel)

Nugget the Moose proceeds down Sweeney’s Alley during the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Nugget the Moose proceeds down Sweeney’s Alley during the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Mike Sweeney and members of his staff participate in the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Sara Hondel)

Mike Sweeney and members of his staff participate in the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Sara Hondel)

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff are decked out in green for the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

Soldotna Chamber of Commerce staff are decked out in green for the Sweeney’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Soldotna, Alaska, on Sunday, March 17, 2024. (Photo provided by Soldotna Chamber of Commerce)

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