(30th January, 2012)
Parade Chairman, Patrick Kerins, announced that the Annual St. Patrick’s Parade, which has been held in Garden City for over thirty years, is taking up a new route through Mineola. “After many successful years in Garden City we are pleased to bring the parade to Mineola where our center is located”, said Kerins.
“The parade will be held on Sunday March4th and step off at 1:00 p.m.” Kerins continued, “It will begin where it used to end behind the County Court House on Old Country Rd. Marchers will proceed north on County Seat Drive to Old Country Road where they will turn left. At Mineola Boulevard the parade will turn north into Mineola. Marchers will continue to Jericho Turnpike and will turn right on to the Turnpike. The reviewing stand will be just east of the fire house and the parade will end just one block south of the Center at Jericho Turnpike and Willis Ave. We are very excited to bring the parade to our hometown and look forward to a great day.”
The parade will be led by Grand Marshal Betty McLoughlin. Betty is the immediate past president of the Society. She will be accompanied by her Aides – Mary P. Coyne, Aileen Scott, Sean Treanor and Jeff Clark.
Betty McLoughlin, said she was honored to be chosen as Grand Marshal and, “I’m looking forward to a wonderful day. There will be many marchers and bands to join in the celebration.”
For more information on the parade contact the Society at 516-746-9392