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St. Patrick's Parade

Sunday, Mar 15th

                The Mid-Hudson St Patrick’s Parade Committee announces it’s 39th annual parade and St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations on Sunday March 15th, 2015. The Grand Marshal for the 2015 Parade is Ann Michel from Ladies AOH Division 4. Ann is a proud native of Brooklyn who relocated to Orange County in 1961. She has been very active in the Irish American Community in the Hudson Valley since 1995.  Ann is a past member of LAOH Division 3 and was a charter member of the Orange County LAOH Board, additionally she volunteers her time with the Irish Heritage Festival and the Lady of Knock Mass and breakfast. She is currently active with the Mid Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Committee assisting with fundraising and co-chairing the Grand Marshal’s Mass for several years. Ann is retired from the New York State BOCES, having worked there for 35 years. Her four children and eleven grandchildren are very proud of her being selected as this year's Grand Marshal.

                The day begins with a Catholic Mass in Honor of St. Patrick, 9:00 am at The Carmelite Shrine, Carmelite Dr. Middletown, N.Y. The Mass will be celebrated The Most Reverend Dominick Lagonegro, Archbishop of New York.

                Following the Mass is a Grand Marshal’s Breakfast, 10:30 am to honor our Grand Marshal Ann Michel at Kuhl’s Highland House, 512 Highland Avenue, Middletown, N.Y.  Tickets are $20 per person and advanced reservations are required. Tickets will not be sold at the door. Please visit our website for ticket details, www.mhspp.org

                The main event of the day is the 39th St. Patrick’s Parade in Goshen, N.Y. Step-off is at 2:00 pm. Crowds along the parade route will be entertained by pipes and drum corps, step dancers, marching bands and organizations from around the Hudson Valley region.