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03/16/07

New York Bagpipers Perform for Savannah Seniors

It just wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day with bagpipers from New York. They'll be in the parade tomorrow, but today they made a special visit to local seniors.

The New York Shields Police Pipes and Drums Band performed at Senior Citizens, Inc., on Bull Street this afternoon. They delighted the crowd of all ages with their music and drumming.

The New York Shields police officers have been coming to Savannah for St. Patrick's Day for eight years and counting.

Drummer Bill McMillen said they won't miss this event for anything. "Southern hospitality and the people here are great. We used to be the Transit Police Emerald Society Band and we did the New York City parade for many years. Once we came to Savannah we found a second home and I don't think we are ever going to leave it."

That's good to hear. The bagpipers are always a crowd favorite for St. Patrick's Day.

Reported by: Michelle Paynter, mpaynter@wtoc.com

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