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 10th and will step off at 2 p.m. The rain date is scheduled for March 24th. 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 Owner of Main Liquors Hershey Patel has been named the Honorary Grand Marshal.
Several fund raisers will be held in the New Year, including Grand Marshals’ night celebrating the parade’s honorees being held at St. Mary’s Hall on Friday Feb 3rd, , Sunday Feb 19th “Hoist a Pint afternoon” at the Landmark Inn and Thursday, March 8th “Hoist a Pint Nite” at the Munck-ee Bar in South Amboy.
If you have a group interested in being a part of this great event or for additional information, please visits the South Amboy St. Patrick’s Day Parade website at southamboyparade.com or you can contact the parade committee chairperson, Betty Sturgis at 732-261-7350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.