Tom (left) and Sonja Redmond distribute smiles and green pepermints during the Soldotna St. Patrick's Day parade on Thursday, March 17 in Soldotna. Sonja Redmond said the couple have marched in the parade almost every year since it began 25 years ago. Their grandchildren, Anna and Sara DeVolld, have joined them since Anna was "just old enough to sit up in a wagon," Sonja said. Asked why they had first joined the parade, Sonja said "I don't remember — seems like we always have."

Tom (left) and Sonja Redmond distribute smiles and green pepermints during the Soldotna St. Patrick's Day parade on Thursday, March 17 in Soldotna. Sonja Redmond said the couple have marched in the parade almost every year since it began 25 years ago. Their grandchildren, Anna and Sara DeVolld, have joined them since Anna was "just old enough to sit up in a wagon," Sonja said. Asked why they had first joined the parade, Sonja said "I don't remember — seems like we always have."

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Playing from the back of a pick-up, musicians entertain watchers of the Soldotna St. Patrick's Day parade on Thursday, March 17 in Soldotna.

Playing from the back of a pick-up, musicians entertain watchers of the Soldotna St. Patrick’s Day parade on Thursday, March 17 in Soldotna.

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