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Hackettstown BID's "St Patrick's Parade" March 10, 2013

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 2:09 pm

The Hackettstown BID's 5th Annual St. Patrick's Parade is on its way! March 10th, 2013 will find the town filled with spectators from the surrounding area coming to Hackettstown to enjoy the biggest parade of the year. Leading the parade will be Centenary College President Dr. Barbara Lewthwaite as the Grand Marshall.

PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW FOR PARADE PHOTO'S - They will not be available until a few days after the parade!

Heart & Sohl Photograpy's Link to the 2013 Parade Photo's

Dr. Barbara-Jayne Lewthwaite was named the 12th President of Centenary College on May 15, 2009, becoming only the second woman and second former faculty member to hold the position since Centenary's founding in 1867. Part of the community for more than 20 years, she brings to the post sound academic credentials, strong educational leadership skills and valuable business acumen. She has used her academic background to enhance the College's mission: providing a student-centered liberal arts education with a career focus and a special emphasis on community service.

To get everyone in the Celtic spirit, Centenary Stage Company is presenting ‘The Cripple of Inishmaan' - Irish comic theater at it's best from Feb. 22 - Mar. 10. For more information go to!

The 5th Annual St. Patrick's Parade will begin in front of Bea McNally's Irish Pub and Eatery (Washington Street and Grand Avenue) marching towards Main Street making a right handed turn East towards Mountain Avenue the route continues down Mountain Avenue until the gates of the Union Cemetery across from Quick Chek.

As with previous parades look for Irish bands, Community Groups, Bagpipes, Drums, Centenary College Clubs and Groups, Horses, Dancers, Fire Departments and Rescue Squads and hometown favorites the Junior and Senior Colonial Musketeers and the Hackettstown Community Band.

Bands Confirmed (as of Jan 21, 2013)

Aqua String Band
Bonnie Brae School Knights Drum Corp
Colonial Musketeers
Police Pipes & Drums of Morris County
Rory O'Moore Pipes and Drums
St. Ann's of Hampton Pipes & Drum
Single Bagpipe escort
Colonial Musketeers Senior Corps
Hackettstown Community Band

NEW!  In addition we are announcing a Float Contest along with our Coloring Contest!  So far Fulton Bank - NJ and Centenary College have announced that they will be entering the Float Contest.  Details and rules to follow!

NEW!  Pet Division - Dress your Pet with an Irish Flair!

This years Parade Sponsors include

Mars Chocolate North AmericaJohnson Dodge, WRNJ Radio, Bea McNally's Irish Pub & EateryFulton Bank NJ, Centenary CollegeHeath VillageMaser Consulting, Mattar's BistroState Farm - Jim Malay, First Hope Bank,  Global Waste Industries, Marley's Gotham Grill, MattarsHouse of the Good Shepherd in addition to CAG Brands First, Hollie Studio and Heart & Sohl Photography.  Doggie Styleashes, Happy Tails Inn, Theodore Plate Jewelers.

For a wonderful look at last years parade Click Here to see Heart & Sohl Photograpy's Page!

Thanks again Sean & Jessi for the fantastic photos!

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