President of Sinn Fein Society Butch Lowenthal says this is the 47th year for the burning of the grits and is always lots of fun and a great way to start the St. Patrick's day festivities.
"This is a great day to honor our patron saint," said Lowenthal. We think it's a wonderful day."
The burning of the grits has been a tradition for this group since 1965. This year they honored members of the military.