THE 30TH ANNUAL KINGSTON

ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
MARCH 12, 2017

 

 

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.

2017 PARADE INFORMATION

 

IF YOU WANT TO MARCH IN THE PARADE
OR
TAKE AN AD IN THE PARADE JOURNAL
Please download and complete
the FORMS below
PLEASE MAIL COMPLETED FORMS TO
THE PARADE, P.O. BOX 2788,
KINGSTON, NY 12402
Parade Journal Advertising Form


Parade
Registration Form

 

Parade
Rules

 

Parade
Vehicle Limit


PARADE VENDORS

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

2017 VENDOR REGISTRATION FORM

 

WE ARE ONCE AGAIN ARE JUDGING THE PARADE
AND AWARDING TROPHIES FOR THE FOLLOWING CATEGORIES


Best Band
Best School Unit/Float
Best Decorated Float

Best Decorated Fire Department
Best Original Group
Best Original Irish Spirit

congratulations

 

2017 ST. PATRICK’S PARADE
MARCH 12, 2017
 
CONGRATULATIONS
TO OUR DIGNATARIES

 

GRAND MARSHAL
2017 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
 

BILL MURPHY

William R. Murphy was born in Little Falls N.Y., his family moved to Kingston when he was a toddler. He is the oldest of 7 children. His grandparents, migrated from County Cork, Ireland, however, his dad was born in Little Falls, like himself. Bill had the pleasure and thrill of visiting County Cork, Ireland the birthplace of his ancestors on his 60th birthday.  He ate, drank, and sang his way over Ireland's beautiful countryside, he climbed to the top of Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, so anyone who knows him, knows he walked away from that memorable trip a" master blarney man"! 

Bill attend and graduated from St. Peters School in Kingston, graduated Kingston High School the class of 1962.  He went on to learn his trade with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers in their 7 year New York State Apprenticeship Training Program, graduating as a journeyman electrician (the starting rate of pay in those days was $1.85 an hour).  Bill retired from his trade after 45 years.  Serving as general foreman on many noteworthy projects, including Security Systems for the NYC Reservoirs and the Eisenhower Library at West Point. 

Married to his wife Mary, for 51years, they were blessed with a son, (David Murphy) and daughter, (Michelle Murphy Constantine), who intimately gave them three beautiful granddaughters, (Nicole and Megan Murphy and Chloe Constantine).  This makes up what they call the "Murphy Clan". The Murphy's have made the Town of Esopus their home for 46 years.

Participating in most sports, throughout his lifetime, Bill enjoys a good round of golf the most. He was an avid baseball player in his youth and is a devoted fan of the NY Giants. 

Bill was a member of the local Moose Lodge, as well as the I.B.E.W. Retired, he belongs to the AARP Chapter #2039, the Town of Esopus Seniors, a member of St. Coleman's Parish, and an active member the Ancient Order of Hibernians. 

Bill will willingly tell you that one most memorable moments in his life was when Jim Carey, announced that he was selected as the 2017 St. Patrick's Day Parade, Grand Marshal.  This is an honor that he will cherish all the days of his life.

MAYOR OF THE DAY
2017 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
 

 BILL FITZGERALD

Bill Fitzgerald and is married to Hannelore Osterwald Fitzgerald 55 years.  He has 4 sons Michael, John, Aaron, and Sean and 10 grandchildren.

Bill’s parents were both born in New York, NY.  His paternal and maternal Grandmothers were both born in Ireland.  Bill graduated from Redemptorist Seminary, North East PA, and attended SUNY New Paltz Business Management and Accounting

Bill was active US Air Force from 1957 to 1961 in the USA, Europe and Tripoli, Libya.  He was active Air Force Reserve from 1961 to 1965 Stewart AFB, Newburgh NY

Bill has been a member of the Connelly Fire Department for 60 years and a Fire Commissioner for 8 years.  He was employed at Hercules Inc. Port Ewen NY as Development Lab Technician, Atlas Chemical Industries Valley Forge PA as Product Engineer, Colt Firearms Atglen, PA as Sales Engineer, Caldor Kingston NY, AT&T Basking Ridge NJ as Corporate Finance Manager and Business Process Designer.

Bill retired from Avaya Communication (AT&T Spin-off) in 2001.

Bill presently works as a Real Estate Broker for Mary A. Bono Real Estate and has been there since 2003.  Bill has been a member of the Presentation Parish Port Ewen since 1938 and currently serves as a Lector, Commentator, Eucharistic Minister, and Altar Server

Bill has been a member of AOH since 2008 and is an active member of the Irish Cultural Center. Hudson Valley.

IRISH PRINCESS
2017 ST PATRICK’S PARADE
 

 MYKELTY BENSON

Fifteen-year-old Mykelty Elizabeth Benson is a sophomore at Ellenville High School.  An honor student, she enjoys participating in band with her flute, and singing in both Women's and Festival choirs.  She is a confirmed member of St. Mary's and St Andrew's Parish in Ellenville where she is an altar server. 

Mykelty has been a part of the AOH Pipe band since she was about 5 years old.  She carried the parade banner with her sister for years until she decided that she would like to play the bagpipes.  Although bagpiping did not work out, she is extremely excited and honored to have been chosen Irish Princess for 2017 and hopes she can fill her position in such a way as to make everyone proud.  Mykelty is looking forward to an exciting year.

 

BEARER OF ST. PATRICK
2016 ST PATRICK’S PARADE

 

 THOMAS LASECKI

Thomas Lasecki is excited to be honored as the Bearer of Saint Patrick for the 2017 AOH Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. He joined the Junior Ancient Order of Hibernians in the Spring of 2016, and celebrates his Irish heritage following in the footsteps of his Grandfather Thomas Kelly and Uncle John Kelly who are members of the AOH, as well as his Grandmother Kathy Kelly and Aunt Pat Schiskie who are members of the LAOH.  As a fourth grader at Kingston Catholic School, Thomas excels academically while participating in many extracurricular activities including musical theater. He is a cub scout with the Webelos Pack 4 of the Rip Van Winkle Council and an altar server at the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church. In his spare time, Thomas loves to play all sports including Cal Ripken Baseball, PEAA Soccer, CYO Basketball, golfing with the CYO “Hook a Kid on Golf Program”, or running in the Kingston Cross Country Summer Series organized by the Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley in conjunction with Ulster County CYO. Thomas is the 10-year-old son of Dan and Bridget Lasecki and is a loving older brother to Anna Mae.


HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Duit

PLEASE REMEMBER
March 17, 2017
Ceremonies for the
MAYOR OF THE DAY 
9:00 AM MASS-ST. MARY'S CHURCH-KINGSTON, NY
10:00 AM MAYOR OF THE DAY CEREMONY--KINGSTON CITY HALL
12:00 MAYOR OF THE DAY--LUNCHEON
 
Bill Fitzgerald, our Mayor of the Day
will be honored at a luncheon  
The lunch will be held on March 17th at 12:00 PM  
 

 


 

 

    TEE SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE
COME AND GET YOUR LIMITED EDITION PARADE SHIRT

This year we have had to restrict the walking of dogs and the number of animals in the Shamrock Run and the St Patrick's Parade.
It is a liability issue with our insurance carrier.  We have had incidents in the past. 
We have some floats that are having dogs on their floats and they are restricted to the float and not walking.
Thank you for your understanding and we hope to see you at the parade.

 

 

 

 

IF YOU WANT TO MARCH IN THE PARADE
OR
TAKE AN AD IN THE PARADE JOURNAL
Please download and complete
the FORMS
PLEASE MAIL COMPLETED FORMS TO
THE PARADE, P.O. BOX 2788,
KINGSTON, NY 12402
 


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GRAND MARSHAL NIGHT
FEBRUARY 17, 2017

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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 29th Annual Shamrock Run
precedes the Parade
at 12:50PM


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 2017

 

This is the 29th 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 12th. 
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

 

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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 Kingston, NY.
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.

Please check back for more developments

 

 

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