'Greening of the Fountain' kicks off St. Patrick's festivities in Savannah

'Greening of the Fountain' kicks off St. Patrick's festivities in Savannah
Last year's Greening ceremony. (Source: WTOC)

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The big fountain in Forsyth Park was dyed green on Friday, kicking off a week full of St. Patrick's Day festivities in Savannah.

The "Greening of the Fountain" is an annual tradition in Savannah where a majority of the fountains around the city are dyed green the week before St. Patrick's Day and will stay dyed throughout the festival. The ceremony happened Friday at noon at the fountain in Forsyth Park. This year's St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Michael Kenny did the honors of dying the fountain water green with the help of WTOC's 2018 St. Patrick's Day Coloring Contest winner, Mattox Elrod, a first grader from Pinewood Christian Academy, who was handpicked by WTOC staff on Tuesday.

If you heading out to the ceremony, here's what WTOC Meteorologist Cutter Martin says the forecast should be like:

If you can't make it out to the Greening of the Fountain ceremony on Friday but still want to watch, WTOC will be live streaming the event on our digital platforms as well as on-air during The News at Noon.

WTOC's Jarvis Robertson caught up with Grand Marshal Michael Kenny Friday morning at Forsyth Park ahead of the big Greening ceremony. Here's what the GM had to say:

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