JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – The man who co-founded the Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade hosted a news conference to discuss the parade’s future.
Malcolm White announced that the parade will go on in 2020. The date is set for Saturday, March 28.
He thanked the efforts of Visit Jackson and Downtown Jackson Partners for helping fund the insurance and security for the event. White said the insurance costs alone are $15,000 for just three hours.
The parade has been a Jackson tradition for 36 years. The parade benefits Children’s of Mississippi, as well as University of Mississippi Medical Center pediatric clinics around the state. An annual 5K associated with the parade also benefits the hospitals.