THE 28TH KINGSTON
ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
MARCH 15, 2015
Once again God was looking out for us.
The weather was Grand and the Craic was 90.
Thank you for your participation in the Parade.
Everyone reported that they had a great day.
Thank you to all of our sponsors-we could not have produced this parade with out them.
Please make sure you patronize their establishments.
The winners of the Trophies are as follows:
Highland Pipe Band
Best School Unit/Float-Coleman High School
Best Decorated Float-Kings Fire Church
Best Decorated Fire
Best Original Group-Bark for Life
Best Original Irish Spirit-UCAT
Things are warming up
and the parade is organized
1. K.P.D. Honor Guard
2. A.O.H. Fr Con Colbert Woulfe Div.#1
3. A.O.H. Pipes and Drum and Honor Guard
4. 2015 Grand Marshal Kieran Devlin
5. Grand Marshal Family and Friends
6. Past Grand Marshals
7. Bearer of St. Patrick Evan Jackson
8. Junior A.O.H. Div. #1
9. 2015 Irish Princess Claire Hannah Ryan
10. Ulster County L.A.O.H. Div. #5
11. Kingston Trolley Bus
12. 2015 Mayor of the Day Beth Hanigan
13. Irish Cultural Center Hudson Valley
14. Kingston Fire Dept.
15. Kingston Volunteer Fire Depts.
16. Volunteer Firemen’s Hall & Museum
17. Kingston High School Tiger Marching Band
18. Kingston Mayor Shane Gallo
19. Assemblyman Kevin Cahill
20. Congressman Chris Gibson
21. Ulster County Executive Michael Hein
22. Ulster County Legislators
23. Senator George Amedore
24. Ulster County Clerk Nina Postupack
25. St. Joseph School
26. Kingston Catholic School
27. Coach House Players
28. John A. Coleman School
29. Kingston Teachers Federation
30. Kingston DPW
31. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1386
32. Columbia and District Pipe Band
33. Ulster Hose Co. #5
34. Cub Scout Pack 103
35. Girl Scout Heart of the Hudson – Troop 60059
36. Kiwanis Club of Kingston
37. Ruby Fire Dept.
38. Tony’s Pizzeria
39. Girl Scout Troop 60162 Cyprus Shriners
40. Pestmaster Service
41. Spring Lake Fire Dept.
42. Limber Tree Service
43. AROD Productions Entertainment
44. The Sound of Life Radio Network
45. Armin’s Tree Service
46. Begnal Motors
47. True Family
48. Kingston American Legion Post 150
49. 20th Century Limited Drum Corps
50. Esopus Fire Dept.
51. Anaconda/Lids Team Sports
52. 101.5 WPDH
53. The Twaalfskill Golf Club
54. Bloomington Fire Dept.
55. Rhythm Nation Dance Academy
56. P.J. Gallagher’s
57. Essential Fitness
58. All American Ford
59. The Anchorage Restaurant
60. 92.7/96.9 WRRV
61. West Hurley Fire Dept.
62. Hudson Valley Youth Chorale
63. U Can Be on TV
64. Radio Woodstock 100.1
65. Romeo Auto Group
66. Amerscot Highland Pipe Band
67. Knights of Columbus #275
68. Freedom First MC
69. Tillson Fire Dept.
70. I Love Kickboxing
71. American Cancer Society
72. American Cancer Society-Bark for Life
73. WBPM Radio 92.9
75. Hurley Nursery School
76. Port Ewen Fire Dept.
77. Fast Signs
78. 98.5 The Cat
79. Ulster County Vol. Fire Police Assco.
80. Ulster Ballet Company
81. East Kingston Fire Dept.
82. Cahill Family
83. Hannaford Stores
84. Onteora School Marching Band
85. Hillside Fire Dept.
86. Farrell School of Irish Dancing
87. Rondout Rowing Club
88. Rondout Ropers
89. RVF Rondout Valley Central School
90. 94.3/97.3 The Wolf WKXP
91. Texas Roadhouse
92. Rifton Fire Dept.
93. Mac Fit Kids
94. Mix 97.7 WCZX
95. H&R Block
96. Murphy Realty Group
97. Filippo Auto Imports Inc.
98. Shop Rite
99. Kings Fire Church
100. Sawkill Fire Dept.
101. Ulster County SPCA
102. Kim & Jay Burgess
103. O’Brian & Sons Heating
104. Mt. Marion Fire Dept.
105. I Heart Media
106. Kingston Train Show
107. 90 Proof Country Music Band
108. Uptown Grill & Michael’s Diner
109. K104 – Today’s Hit Music
110. Carol’s Cutting Edge
111. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
112. First Place Tire & Auto
113. Woodstock Harley Davidson
114. St. Remy Fire Dept.
115. Domino”s Pizza
116. Adriano Limo
2015 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
I was born in Belfast Northern Ireland 1 of 7 children, I
graduated De La Salle high school in 1976 and went on to a career as a Auto
Mechanic. Cut short by economic times, I immigrated to Kingston New York
in 1986 with my wife Caroline We will celebrate 35 years of marriage on April
7th of this year. I have two daughters Ciara, 20 and Catherine,18.
I worked for Frank Carey plumbing for a time before I started a career as a Chef and restaurant manager for 17 years. At present I am employed at Ulster County Highways and Bridges for 12 years now as a construction equipment operator.
I have been a member of the AOH since 1988 and a member of the
AOH Pipe, Drum and Honor Guard Band since 2002, in my spare time I enjoy The
Giants, Cooking and Golf and spending time with my family.
MAYOR OF THE DAY
2015 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
Kingston native, Beth Hanigan is the daughter of Johannah Hanigan
and the late Robert W. Hanigan. Beth has one brother, John who resides in Boise,
Idaho with his wife Sara and their son Jackson.
Beth is a graduate of John A. Coleman Catholic High School and she obtained her bachelor’s degree from Western New England University. Beth is a Claims Examiner for Alliance Member Services which is part of Nonprofits Insurance Alliance Group serving the insurance needs of non profits.
Beth is very active in the community and has served as Sentinel and Recording Secretary for the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. She is the current President-Elect of the Junior League of Kingston and Major Project Chair for Kingston Kinderland II. Beth is also an active member of the Irish Cultural Center.
Beth’s Irish roots are traced back on both her mother and father’s side. Her maternal grandfather, the late John D. Healey’s Grandparents were from Navan, Ireland. On her father’s side, the Hanigan family was originally from Dublin.
Beth is honored and thrilled to be named as the 2015 Mayor of the Day and she is looking forward to the ICCHV breaking ground because it will be a great place for our heritage to thrive. Beth’s late father, Bob, was very excited about the Irish Cultural Center, as he was planning on participating by helping to coordinate the volunteer labor. Beth has since stayed active in the Irish Cultural Committee to follow her father’s footsteps.
2015 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
CLAIRE HANNAH RYAN
Claire Hannah Ryan, is a seventh grade Honor Student at J. W.
Bailey Middle School. Born on 2/14/2002 she is the daughter of Bill and Barbara
Ryan and the granddaughter of the recently departed Gerry Tierney. A parishioner
of St. Joseph's Church, she is currently fulfilling her church and community
volunteer hours and will be confirmed in September 2016.
Claire is a reading tutor and volunteer at Edson Elementary School. A former Girl Scout, who earned the Bronze Award for her work at the SPCA, and continues to take part in their art program to benefit the shelter. She is looking forward to start volunteering at People's Place and the Forsyth Nature Center. She recently was selected as a leader at her school to be a part of the Anti Bullying Campaign.
Claire is honored to represent the Tierney and Ryan families, as well as the members of the AOH & LAOH as the Irish Princess of 2015
BEARER OF ST. PATRICK
2014 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
Evan is 6 years old and a 1st grader at Kingston Catholic School. He loves to play basketball and his favorite subject in school is Math.
He is the youngest of 4. His dad, Dave and 2 older brothers Dillon and Jacob are members of the AOH Pipe and Drum Band. His Aunt Rebecca is the president of the LAOH.
Evan has a great sense of
humor and a sweet and kind heart. When first asked if he would like to be Bearer
of St. Patrick his first question to his mom was "Do I have to wear a bear
costume?" His Grandpa, on his mom's side, Larry Dunne was the 2014 Grand
Marshal. He will carry St. Patrick with honor and pride, as long as it's not too
ST. PATRICK’S PARADE JOURNAL
As you know each year we publish a parade journal to help pay for the parade expenses. Please take an ad and also please sell an ad The St. Patrick’s Parade is not free to produce; we need all of the help you can give us.
2015 PARADE ADVERTISING INFORMATION
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THIS REGISTRATION FORM TO REGISTER FOR THE PARADE
2015 PARADE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
PARADE VENDORS MUST REGISTER IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PARADE
THERE ARE NO VENDOR SPOTS ALLOWED IN THE KINGSTON PLAZA, ALONG
THE PARADE ROUTE OR IN THE RONDOUT AREA
2015 VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM
WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ARE JUDGING THE PARADE
AND AWARDING TROPHIES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES
Best School Unit/Float
Best Decorated Float
Best Decorated Fire
Best Original Group
Best Original Irish Spirit
THE SHAMROCK RUN
WILL ONCE AGAIN PRECEDE THE PARADE
WE ARE TRYING TO BREAK THE RECORD
FOR RUNNERS IN A KILT
PLEASE SIGN UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN
There were more than 4,500 Shamrock runners last year !!!!
The 27th Annual Shamrock Run
precedes the Parade
The Parade and Shamrock Run are Rain or Shine Events
Please line up for the Run on Albany Avenue
The Run Starts promptly at 12:50 PM
The Parade steps off at 1:00 PM
Be Safe, Be Kind and have a Grand Time
SHAMROCK RUN 2015
This is the 27th anniversary of the
Shamrock Run. The ICCHV is now in charge of the “running” of the Shamrock Run.
Team Ireland as a committee of the ICCHV is busy planning the Shamrock Run with
assistance from the AOH. The race will lead off the Kingston St. Patrick's
Parade, on Sunday March 15th.
The 2 mile Flat, Fast and First Class Run starts at Academy Green, Kingston, 12:50 pm sharp, and finishes at the foot of Broadway
The biggest and best parade in the valley. The Kingston
St. Patrick's Parade is co-sponsored by the Ancient
Order of Hibernians Fr. Con Colbert Woulfe Division 1 and the Ladies Ancient
Order of Hibernians Division 5 of Ulster County in cooperation with the City of
The parade steps off from the Kingston Plaza in the historic stockade area of uptown Kingston and continues through the City of Kingston to the Rondout section where the Rondout Creek flows to the beautiful Hudson River.
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