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Hackettstown St. Patrick's Parade - Sun. March 16th
Posted on January 16, 2014 at 11:44 am
The Hackettstown Business Improvement District is excited to bring its St Patrick's Parade once again to town on Sunday March 16th. Attracting over 14,000 visitors making it the biggest event in Hackettstown, the streets come alive with area families lining the streets celebrating this Irish-American tradition.
To get everyone in the Celtic Spirit, the BID will be honoring this years Grand Marshal, Mr. Denis O'Rourke with a gala reception at David's Country Inn on Friday March 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm. For information on the Reception, CLICK HERE!
Adding to this year's celebration Centenary Stage Company is hosting Lúnasa, internationally acknowledged as the finest Irish instrumental band of recent times, performing on Saturday March 15th 8:00 pm at the David & Carol Lackland Center. For more information, go to www.centenarystageco.org!
The parade kicks of at 3:30 pm with Mr. Denis O'Rourke leading the over 70 participating groups including 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.
This year's parade will feature the 2nd Annual Float contest with it's theme St. Patrick and Irish Heritage. Also getting in the action again this year will be our four legged friends in their own St Patrick and Irish Heritage costume contest.
As Parade Week approaches, look for specials and offers from your local businesses to get the town into the Irish spirit!
To date this year's anticipated Parade Sponsors include Centenary College, Johnson Dodge (official car sponsor), Fulton Bank of NJ, Maser Consulting, State Farm Insurance, Bea McNally's, Warren Distributing Company (Guiness), Marley's Gotham Grill, Global Waste Industries, Calico Flowers, Mattars Bistro and WRNJ Radio. Special thanks Mars Chocolate of North America as the presenting sponsor plus Hollie Studios, BrandFirst and Heart & Sohl Photography for their professional contributions. Interested sponsors should contact Jim Sheldon at the BID office or CLICK HERE for general information about Sponsorship options!
Any group or individual interested in participating in the Parade as a marcher, volunteer or sponsor, please CLICK HERE register online or contact the HKTWN BID office!
Bands and Dancers Scheduled to Appear:
Thank You to our Sponsors!
For more information on our generous sponsors who make this event possible, please click on their links!
Mars, North America
219 Main Street
Director Jim Sheldon • Phone: (908) 850-5004 • Email: email@example.com