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It's Not a Parade Without Floats

Hubert Keller takes a lot of pride in his float. Hubert Keller takes a lot of pride in his float.
There's a fresh coat of paint and new red lips on the famous Keller's Flea Market cow. There's a fresh coat of paint and new red lips on the famous Keller's Flea Market cow.

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Only a few more days until the Saint Patrick's Day parade in Savannah, but the parade wouldn't be so famous without all those creative floats.

That's why many float designers like the owner of Keller's Flea Market, are getting ready for the big celebration.

Just by looking at the float, you'd have no idea that it's really 20-years-old, but it is. Hubert Keller takes a lot of pride in his float and it has a fresh coat of paint and new red lips on the famous Keller's Flea Market cow. "Time flies when your having fun," said Keller.

Might seem like a lot of work for a parade, but this is what Keller loves to do. "All these other people have fancy floats," said Keller. "Well here, we are just a bunch of old red necks having a big old time."

That's why the Saint Patrick's Day parade is now a Keller family tradition. "We just go and meet friends and see people you haven't seen all year long, they say hi and wave,"  said Keller.

And he's ready for the big day. "We look forward to it, it comes faster then you think," said Keller. But not without some preparation. Keller has been busy working on the now famous pirate ship that is just part of his entourage of floats.

"That's my wife's lawn mower, that's what makes it goes round and round," he said pointing to the float.

And let's not forget the grill. This year, he'll be making pork chops.

And one thing that makes the Keller Flea Market float different from other floats in the Saint Patrick's Day parade is that it has its very own restroom. "Over the years we keep adding and adding to this," said Keller.

But no matter how much he adds, he says it's the memories that stay the same.

The parade starts this Friday at 10am. If you can't make it to the parade, you can watch it live on WTOC or on wtoc.com.

Reported by: Brooke Kelley, bkelley@wtoc.com

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