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Just noticed this heads-up on the Dallas City Hall Web site, which may be of interest to those headed down to the 30th Annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick's Day Parade Saturday morning. It's more or less a checklist of what to expect before, during and after the shindig, including the total number of police officers and where they'll be situated during the daylong event -- and this year it's 150 officers (an increase of more than 50), and 38 for the after-parade concert featuring the Old 97's, 1100 Springs, the Drams and The O's. Writes Angela Hunt on the city site:
Note that these events are privately sponsored and are not endorsed by the City of Dallas. Changes this year include more police, expansion of "no parking" zones, code and parking enforcement patrols, more trashcans and portalets, "Don't Drink and Drive" signs, and "Respect Our Neighborhood" signs.
Also, because he's helpful like that, Avi Adelman offers his "Ten simple rules for surviving St. Patrick's Day 2009." (As in: "If you pull even one [No Parking] sign out of the ground, we will beat you over the head with it.") Not listed is Rule No. 11: Run if you see Avi approaching with a video camera! Alas, Avi would rather see the party moved elsewhere -- like, oh, Fair Park. "But half the guests are scared to go to Fair Park for any reason," he writes, "and the other couldn't find it even when they are sober."