2015 Worcester County St. Patrick's Day Parade

Team member Paul Takahashi displays his sign work before the parade.

Team member Paul Takahashi displays his sign work before the parade.

Despite being buried beneath a record-breaking load of snow this winter, Worcester County had their 33rd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade, and once again the Worcester WAIT Team was invited to participate. The WAIT Team has performed at the parade every year since 2010. When a team member first proposed the idea that winter, there was concern that it would take several years to make the proper arrangements and contacts, but thanks to the efforts of Mr. Hargrove at Friendly House in Worcester, the team was able to join the parade right away.

This year, the Worcester Team had an unusually small number of performers available for the parade, so several members brought friends to practice to learn the dance and help with the performance. By majority vote, they chose to dance to Beyonce's song, "Move Your Body," which was a big hit with the crowd. The team danced for three miles through frigid temperatures and even a small snowstorm at one point, but it was a rewarding experience as it has been every year.

You can watch a small clip of the WAIT Team in the parade below.