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Ruth McCabe, center, has been named this year's St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal. McCabe, who began the parade in 1977, was appointed by her daughter, Maribeth Driscoll, and son-in-law, Bill Driscoll.

McCabe honored as grand marshal

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The tables have turned on Ruth McCabe.

The woman once responsible for selecting the St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal has been dubbed the grand marshal herself -- much to her dismay.

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McCabe started the parade in 1977 after years of traveling to St. Paul, Minn. for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade there.

"We saw so many New Richmond families over there that we wondered why we didn't have anything in town," she said.

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