Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Vice President Mike Pence to visit Savannah for St. Patrick's Day

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2018 at 10:46 AM

In a press conference devoid of most details, the City of Savannah has confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence will be in Savannah this Saturday to attend the St. Patrick's Day parade.

There have been no other specific details released.

"The Vice President will join Mayor Eddie DeLoach in welcoming participants and parade-goers this day," said City spokesperson Michelle Gavin. "The Mayor is honored to welcome the Vice President and members of his family to our city and to what we believe is the world's greatest St. Patrick's Day celebration."

Gavin said the City has been working with White House staff, the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, and law enforcement agencies to plan the visit.

"For national security reasons I am not able to release any other details at this time," she said, promising additional news conferences as the day gets closer, including "dos and don'ts for parade goers."

When questioned whether paradewatchers would be able to go to the usual squares to enjoy the parade, Gavin said can't comment as to what security measures will be in place in what areas.

"Today we're focusing on the excitement of the Vice President's visit," she said, promising more information perhaps as soon as possible.


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