SOUTH AMBOY — Preparations for the 2012 South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade are underway. This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, March 10, and will step off at 2 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for March 24. This event is one of the city’s highlights each year.
The parade continues to be a success because of donations received from local businesses and corporations covering the cost of the numerous marching bands that participate every year. Along with the bands, there will be many floats and thousands of marchers.
The South Amboy Parade Committee has announced that Rob McQuade and Ed O’Connor will be serving as Grand Marshal and Deputy Grand Marshal respectively and Hershey Patel, owner of Main Liquors, has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal.
Several fund raisers will be held prior to the parade, including Grand Marshals’ night celebrating the parade’s honorees being held at St. Mary’s Hall on Friday Feb. 3; Sunday, Feb. 12’s “Hoist a Pint afternoon” at the Landmark Inn and the Thursday, March 8, “Hoist a Pint Nite” at the Munck-ee Bar in South Amboy.
If you have a group interested in being a part of this event or for additional information, visit the South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade website at southamboyparade.com or contact the parade committee chairperson, Betty Sturgis, at 1-732-261-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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