The sun was shining over Woodall’s Mobile Home Village in Lakeland on St. Patrick’s Day morning. This active 55+ community was already bustling with activity as the temperature slowly climbed to a perfect 84 degrees.

To kick off the events residents gathered for a St. Patrick’s Day coffee hour. The hall was buzzing with chatter as everyone prepared for the parade that would soon begin. Shamrocks and everything green soon invaded the community a the festivities went into full gear.

About 30 people dressed up and there were bikes, golf carts and cards decked out for the occasion. The parade was filled with leprachuns and big green glasses, shamrocks dangling from golf carts and big silly hats. Beads were tossed into the crowd on the 1 mile route through the park.

The entertianment was as big as the smiles as residents got into the true Irish spirit of the day.  Once the parade ended everyone met in the clubhouse for cupcakes and awards. Events like these happen often at Woodall’s, and are just one of the reasons it’s known as the friendliest park in town!

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