The East End Emerald Society is set to kickoff its St. Patrick’s Day celebrations next month at its fourth annual Grand Marshal Event.
The event, scheduled for 5 p.m. Feb. 25 at Jason’s Vineyard in Jamesport, will feature this year’s Grand Marshal: Riverhead Town Councilman James Wooten.
Can Riverhead Town handle two St. Patrick’s Day parades?
One for the Road Event Services is proposing a St. Patrick’s Day parade in downtown Riverhead on Saturday, March 18. The Emerald Society has planned its fourth annual parade in Jamesport for March 25.
The winter doldrums are in full force, which means Sean McCabe and fellow East End Emerald Society members are hard at work organizing Jamesport’s third annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
But Mr. McCabe isn’t just helping to plan this year’s event: He’s been selected to lead the parade as its 2016 grand marshal. READ
A green beard made for a festive march in Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Day parade in Jamesport. (Credit: Katharine Schroeder)
Three months ago, the idea of holding a St. Patrick’s Day in Jamesport was just that: only a thought.
But after weeks of hurried preparation, a series of rushed moves to raise funds and support from local politicians and businesses, hundreds lined along Main Road Saturday afternoon and watched the East End Emerald Society’s parade march by, the first St. Patrick’s parade in Jamesport. (more…)