Saturday Parades Begin St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

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AREA — Local residents can get ready for St. Patrick’s Day on Saturday with a pair of parades.

South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade will step off at 2 p.m. on March 10. There will be marching bands, floats and thousands of marchers.

After lining up along South Pine Avenue, marchers will turn right onto Bordentown Avenue, left onto South Stevens Avenue, right on Main Street, and right onto Broadway where they will finish up at the reviewing stage. In the event of rain, the parade will be postponed until March 24.

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. Hershey Patel has been named the honorary grand marshal.

For more information, visit the South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade website,

The Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Union Township will also be held on March 10, beginning at 1 p.m. The parade route runs east along Morris Avenue and proceeds to a turn at the main reviewing stand before ending at Roosevelt Avenue.

The 2012 Parade General Chairman is Michael J. Panella. The Grand Marshall is Bill Dugan. For more information, visit

St. Patrick’s Day is Saturday, March 17.

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