Corktown preparations in full swing for St. Paddy's Parade March 13

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Corktown is gearing up for the big St. Patrick's Parade Sunday, March 13.

Royalty in the form of the parade queen and her court and the grand marshal who can talk the talk.

A sunny brisk morning saw the painting of the shamrocks on this stretch of sidewalk at 6th and Michigan Avenue, a tradition.

And as for the whole corned beef and cabbage thing, you'll have to get your authenticity straight.

Jason Carr talks to parade Grand Marshal Kitty Heinzman who explains why it’s really ham instead of corned beef as well as more traditions, as preparations get underway.

To see the parade's website, CLICK HERE.