Dutchess County AOH
Dutchess County AOH
This is our Eighteenth Parade
Saturday March 2nd, 2013
For the past seventeen years the Dutchess County St. Patrick's Parade Committee, Inc. has been hosting a yearly St. Patrick's Parade for Dutchess County on the first Saturday in March. Over the years the parade has grown to include over 3000 participants and delighted over 10,000 spectators as it winds its way through the Village of Wappingers Falls. The Committee is proud of the growth this event has shown over the years and is committed to continue to promote the expansion of the parade.
Each year the Committee selects an outstanding
community person to lead the parade who is the Grand Marshal. The Grand Marshal is a person who takes pride in their Irish Heritage and promotes its unique culture. They are strong leaders in their community and are actively involved in improving the quality of life for all.
This year's Grand Marshal embodies all of this spirit. The 2013 Grand Marshal is:
Mr. William "Bill" Brogan
Please see the Grand Marshal page for further details.
Parade step off time is 1 pm sharp.
Marchers should Line up by 12 Noon.
Pedestrians can use Pells Place Street
for access to all Divisions.
Escort - Line Up at Wappingers Rural Cemetery
First Division - Line Up on North Street
Second and Third Divisions - McCafferty Place
Fourth Division and "Latecomers" - Clinton St.
Large Floats (tractor trailer and flatbeds) are to line up on Clinton Street. Smaller floats to line up with their divisions. Overflow will be on Nelson Ave. Click on Parade Line Up for further.
The Committee is seeking volunteers to help during the day of the parade. Please contact any Committee member for further details.
Come Join Us - RAIN or SHINE on Saturday
March 2, 2013
We created this web site so you can obtain all the information you need, including the Application to march in the Parade. The Irish Community can keep informed about the cultural events that are happening in Dutchess County by visiting this page regularly and accessing the links provided on it.
For Participants in the parade,
Registration ends February 2, 2013.
Click below for forms.
Please take note that all Marching Bands must be paid for and any transportation provided comes at a cost to the Committee. We are exempt from Federal Income Tax under Section 501c3 of the IRS code and therefore all contributions to the Parade Committee are tax deductible under Section 170 of the tax code. We are actively seeking Corporate Sponsors at this time so that we can continue to grow.
CORPORATE SPONSOR INFORMATION
Please contact Jack Fedigan at 845-297-1500 for further information on becoming a Corporate Sponsor.
We also issue a Parade Journal every year, which solicits ads to support the operational cost of the Parade. A Journal Ad Application is also provided on this site. Please click Supporters tab or below for the ad form. Thank you in advance for your generosity.
All Ads must be in by February 1st.
Donations are also appreciated in lieu of an ad,
to help offset the cost of the bands.
Checks can be made out to:
Dutchess County St. Patrick's Parade Committee
Your donations are tax deductible we are 501c3
Federal Income Tax exempt under Section 170.
HISTORY of the PARADE COMMITTEE
The St. Patrick’s Parade Committee was formed in the fall of 1995 by several members of the community and the Kevin Barry Irish Club. They gathered together to discuss having a St. Patrick’s Parade for Dutchess County residents. From this inspired group, a committee was formed and the fund raising began. Yes, it does cost money to run a Parade. To help the parade to continue to grow please take an ad in our journal. Click on the Parade Journal Ad Form link above.