MARCH 2022

WELL GOD SURE DOES LOVE THE IRISH.
SATURDAY WE HAD 4-8 INCHES OF SNOW AND EXTREMELY WINDY.
SUNDAY WAS A PERFECT CHILLY, SUNNY DAY WITH A BIT OF A BREEZE TO KEEP YOU AWAKE.
THANKS TO ALL THE DEPARTMENTS OF THE CITY OF KINGSTON, NY FOR CLEANING THE STREETS, GETTING ALL THE TABLES,
CHAIRS, TRASH CANS, ROAD PILE ONS AND BARRICADES IN PLACE.

IT WAS A GRAND DAY FOR SURE.
THANK YOU ONE AND ALL.

THE PARADE WAS WELL ATTENDED AND THE SPECTATORS WERE PUMPED.

THE COMMITTEE REVIEWED ALL  OF THE UNITS AND THE TROPHIES GO TO:

BEST BAND-
COLUMBIA AND DISTRICT PIPES
BEST DECORATED FLOAT-
SPCA
ORIGINAL IRISH SPIRIT-
GIBSON CHIROPRATIC
BEST SCHOOL UNIT-
MID HUDSON REBELS
BEST ORIGINAL GROUP-
UC AOH
BEST DECORATED FIRE DEPARTMENT-
ULSTER HOSE 5



Once again, the Shamrock Run was a huge success with a reported 2,000 registrants.

SHAMROCK RUN. www.kingstonshamrockrun.org


 

2022 ST. PATRICK’S DIGNITARIES

 

Grand Marshal

Harry Woltman


 

Hello, my name is Harry Woltman and I'm honored to be the 2020 Grand Marshall.  I am a lifelong Kingston resident the son of Tom and Brigid (Bridie) Woltman.  Dad was a native of Staten Island, NY and Mom immigrated from Dungloe, County Donegal, Ireland to NYC.  Mom and Dad met at an Irish dance in Manhattan and went on to marry several years later.  After a honeymoon in Donegal, when Dad met his new family for the 1st time, they relocated to Kingston to start a new life and raise a family.  I am the one of three sons with brothers Brian and Sean.

 

Throughout my childhood, Mom and Dad worked hard to take us on trips to Ireland.  I was 5 years old when I made my 1st trip to Donegal.  We spent the entire summer on my Grandparent's farm and continued to make the journey every 3 years.  I was fortunate to have spent time with both my grandparents before they passed. 

 

I am a graduate of Kingston High School and Ulster County Community College.  I worked several jobs locally prior to being hired by Kingston Police Dept. in October 1987.  In May 1989, I married Denise Westergard of Saugerties and we have 2 sons, Kevin and Andrew.  We continue to make regular trips to Dungloe to spend time with our family.

 

The three biggest days of the year in my parents’ house were Thanksgiving, Christmas & the Kingston St. Patrick's Day Parade.  Dad was the 1998 AOH Mayor of the Day, an honor he cherished.

 

Having completed 32 years with the Police Department, my family and I have decided to make the 2020 Parade my retirement day.  I can't think of a better way to celebrate both!

 


IRISH PRINCESS
2022 ST PATRICK’S PARADE

ERIN CREEDEN


 

Erin Creeden is the daughter of Michael and Christine Creeden.  She attended Kingston Catholic School from Pre-K thru Eighth grade, where she participated in school theater and was honored as Volunteer of the Year for all her service at Kingston Catholic.  Erin attended Kingston High School. until her family relocated recently to North Carolina. Erin will be coming back for the parade.  While at KHS Erin played on Kingston High School’s Varsity Soccer team, Red Hook Travel Soccer Team, and The Dutch Elite EDP team.  Erin is a member of the Celtic Heels Performance Team where she has been dancing for 9 years.

Erin is Proud of her Irish heritage, tracing both family lines back to County Cork.  Erin is honored and excited to have been selected as the 2020 Irish Princess, and looks forward to seeing you all at the parade.

 


BEARER OF ST. PATRICK

2022 ST PATRICK’S PARADE

SAMUEL VASQUEZ


 

Samuel Enrique Vasquez was born on September 18, 2011 to Nelson Vasquez and Shannon Kelly. He is a proud and caring older brother to Gustavo Vasquez and the grandson of Tom and Kathy Kelly and Rogelio Vasquez and Olga Castillo. Sam is currently a 3rd grader at Kingston Catholic School. He enjoys playing soccer, basketball, violin, and participating in choir and musical theater.

  Samuel is proud of both his Irish and Chilean heritage and very honored to be the 2020 Bearer of St. Patrick. He is grateful to the Ancient Order of Hibernians and LAOH and is especially excited to share the day with this year's Mayor of the Day, his Aunt Pat Schiskie!

 

 


MAYOR OF THE DAY

2022 ST PATRICK’S PARADE

THE FAMILY OF PAT SCHISKIE


 

As we all know our Pat Schiskie passed away in 2020 and the committee felt that it was only right to have her family celebrate her special life on this great day

Pat Kelly Schiskie was born and raised in Kingston, NY.  She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Dorothy (Burger) Kelly. Pat's father spent his youth in Ireland before moving to the Hudson Valley as a young man.  Pat is the eldest of 7 children: Peggy, Tom, Mary, Jim, John, and Grace. She married her husband, Fred, and they spent 45 years together before he passed away in 2014.  She continues to reside in their home in Port Ewen. She is the proud mother of her twins, Mark and Melissa. Her children blessed her with 3 beautiful grandchildren, Larson (15) and Annika (11), of Poughkeepsie, NY, and Mason (6) of Florence, SC.

 

     Pat was previously employed by IBM for 30 years, spending the entire span in the personnel department.  She then worked another 15 years as an office assistant in the medical field. Today, she spends the majority of her day volunteering for the Food Pantry of the Catholic Charities of Kingston.  In her free time, she takes great pride in participating in the activities of the LAOH, which she joined with the Kelly girls in 2007. Pat typically shies away from the spotlight and is most content being a busy member of the LAOH.  She coordinates the raffles for the LAOH booth at the Hooley on the Hudson, provides hospitality at monthly meetings and volunteers at Bingo for local nursing home residents. To stay in shape for all this activity, Pat is an avid walker and is frequently seen speed-walking through the streets of Port Ewen.  It is anticipated that she will set a new course record marching the parade route as Mayor of the Day!

 

Please seriously consider taking an ad in the parade journal. Each year it costs thousands of dollars to bring all the bands to Kingston for the parade. The Journal will have maximum of approximately 100 pages.  Please send your ad in as early as possible.

 

Enclosed you will find an advertising form and a marcher registration form.  The deadline for placing an ad in the parade journal is February 14, 2020.  The deadline for registering a float and/or marchers is February 19, 2022.

 

We hope that you will join us in making this parade an outstanding community event. If you have any questions, please contact one of the Parade Chairs.

Sincerely,

Parade Co-Chairs 

John Kelly                                 Tel:     845-656-7001

Larry Dunne                              Tel:     845-389-9608

Jim Carey                                  Tel:     845-853-3079

Bill Kearney                               Tel:     845-430-3847

 

Arace  Electric                     

Robin Carey                Tel:     845-338-6622                 Fax:     845-338-0717
email:  events@ulsteraoh.com


PARADE FORMS

2022 AOH Parade COMPLETE PACKAGE.pdf
2022 AOH Parade Letter Gold Registration.pdf
2022 AOH Parade Letter Green COMPLETE 2 Pages.pdf
2022 AOH Parade Letter White Advertising.pdf
2022 AOH Parade Letter Vehicle Limit.pdf
2022 Parade Vendor Form on Letterhead 3 pages.pdf