Yesterday was the 30 Anniversary of the Outer Banks St. Patrick's Parade. A very nice event, but boy has it gone downhill in parade participants, not watchers. Very noticeable this year, even last year was the absence of any Dare County HS Band. No FF, Manteo or Hatteras HS. Yes, I know what you will say about some rowdy spectators who "Teased" the kids. Well show your local pride, Shameful. Even the E City State U Band marched several years back. Next the South Nags Head White Trash Band, a parade favorite for many years, was missing. For many years there was Scouts, Dance Schools, Churches, Every OBX FD and PD, The Sheriff, the Lost Colony/RIFP, the NPS, Jolly Roger Pirate Ship, Motorcycle Groups, FOE, K of C, the Dare Devils and on and on and on. What the heck happened?