On Wednesday, the Daughters of Ireland held their annual reception honoring the female designee of the St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal. This year she is grand marshal Jimmy Ray's sister, Nancy Ray Johnson. On Wednesday, she received the sash that she will wear in the parade.
"I'm so excited for St. Patrick's Day. This is my favorite day of the year. Jimmy and I used to march in the parade as a little girl with Cathedral Day School. It's just a great time. It's my favorite time of the year," said Johnson.
"Only in Savannah would you have a celebration of all these Irish women honoring St. Patrick's Day. It's wonderful," said Betty Schwarz, Daughters of Ireland president.