Today we celebrate the 40th Morris County Saint Patrick's Day Parade. After our independence from England the first Saint Patrick's Day celebration was at Jockey Hollow, just a few miles from here.
We are also here to introduce the 2019 Grand Marshal, Father Paddy O'Donovan.
9:30 am Begin setting up Reviewing Stand
9:45 am Music -setting up by Paddy and the Pale Boys
10:10 am Music- Tradition and Modern Irish Music
10:20 am American Legion Post #390 Denville, NJ Present Colors and a 21 Gun Salute
National Anthem -Sung by RUTH GERNER
Welcome Address by - Mayor Tim Dougherty and 1st Lady Mary Dougherty
Drew Univ. Bill Rogers PhD - Will speak on the 100th Aniv of the 1919 War of Independence in Soloheadence, County Tipperary - Ireland
10:40 amIrish Step Dancers Emily Endean
Emily has joined Irish Step Dancers from Wick Hegarty, An Clar, Lenahan and Heritage Irish Dance Schools to entertain today.
10:50 am Morristown High School -will promote their upcoming play 'THE ADAMS FAMILY' While performing flyers will be distributed
11:10 am Music- Paddy and the Pale Boys -while School Band sets up Concert by Jefferson/Sussex Av School Band -Director, Brad Marullo
11:30 am Paddy and the Pale Boys
Irish Step Dancers -Emily Endean- Wick Hegarty- An Clar -Lenahan- Heritage Irish Dance Schools
11:40 am Music Paddy and the Pale Boys
SHAMROCK CHALKLING - by Employment Horizons and children in audience
12:05 pm Parade Announcers -Artie Flinn -Tim Brunnock -Mike Philbrick
Everyone please congratulate Father Paddy and wish him well for his big day leading New Jersey's best St. Patrick's Day Parade! The parade will be held in Morristown on March 9th 2019, stepping off at noon.