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Buchanan St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Written on February 4, 2016

2017 Buchanan St Patrick’s Day Parade

Sunday March 12th, 2017 at 2pm

Our Grand Marshals is:
Joe Ryan
The Aides are:
Mike Guida & Bob Kelleher

Our Annual Kickoff Dinner will be held at the Buchanan Firehouse on Saturday February 27th at 7pm.
The cost is $40/person.

Join us at this fundraising event for the Buchanan St Patricks Day Parade 2016

Our Grand Marshal is Sean Murray
Our Aide is Pete Kolesar

Our Annual Kickoff Dinner will be held at the Buchanan Firehouse on Saturday March 4th at 7pm.
The cost is $40/person.

If you would like to attend this fundraising event, please see our participate page.
Our parade is organized by the St. Patrick’s Day committee and funded by the generosity of the community!

Our parade is organized by the St. Patrick’s Day committee and funded by the generosity of the community!

Each year, the Buchanan St. Patrick’s Day committee selects a Grand Marshal for the parade. The Grand Marshal is chosen through an open nomination process and anyone can submit a nomination.
Typically, a Grand Marshal is someone who gives back and is loyal and supportive to our community.

We are proud of the people in our community who go above and beyond and are honored to show them our appreciation.
Meet our committee
Co-Chairs: Karen Park & Beth Rende
Holly Eichler, Rich Funchion, Kelly Hesslegrave,
Colleen Longergan, Michelle Murray & Jill Wheele

Buchanan St Patrick’s Parade

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Each year, the Buchanan St. Patrick’s Day committee selects a Grand Marshal for the parade. The Grand Marshal is chosen through an open nomination process and anyone can submit a nomination.
Typically, a Grand Marshal is someone who gives back and is loyal and supportive to our community.

We are proud of the people in our community who go above and beyond and are honored to show them our appreciation.
Meet our committee:
Sherry Jahoda, Karen Park,
Holly Eichler, Rich Funchion, Kelly Hesslegrave, Jane Hitney,
Colleen Longergan, Beth Rende, Donna Small & Jill Wheeler.
Help fund our event!
Our parade is funded by the generosity of our community.
There are 3 ways that you can help us fund this fun community event!

We are proud of our community and each year we honor outstanding members of our community by naming them Grand Marshal and accompanying Aides.
In their honor, we hold a Kickoff Party which is open to all.
If you would like to attend this event, please contact us below.

Each year we compile a journal featuring the Grand Marshal and Aides and is distributed at our kickoff party. Please show your support by purchasing a business advertisement or a congratulatory advertisement for our honorees. All proceeds go directly to the funding of the parade.
If you would like to insert an ad, please contact us below.

As always, any monetary donations are always accepted.
Contact us below…

Additionally, if you know of someone in our community who should be considered for Grand Marshal or Aide, please contact us for a nomination form.

There are several accounts of Saint Patrick’s death. One says that Patrick died at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland, on March 17, 460 A.D. His jawbone was preserved in a silver shrine and was often requested in times of childbirth, epileptic fits, and as a preservative against the “evil eye.” Another account says that St. Patrick ended his days at Glastonbury, England and was buried there. The Chapel of St. Patrick still exists as part of Glastonbury Abbey. Today, many Catholic places of worship all around the world are named after St. Patrick, including cathedrals in New York and Dublin city. A toast for St Patrick’s Day, “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”Saint Patrick’s Day?

Saint Patrick’s Day has come to be associated with everything Irish: anything green and gold, shamrocks and luck. Most importantly, to those who celebrate its intended meaning, St. Patrick’s Day is a traditional day for spiritual renewal and offering prayers for missionaries worldwide. Why is it celebrated on March 17th? One theory is that that is the day that St. Patrick died. Since the holiday began in Ireland, it is believed that as the Irish spread out around the world, they took with them their history and celebrations. The biggest observance of all is, of course, in Ireland. With the exception of restaurants and pubs, almost all businesses close on March 17th. Being a religious holiday as well, many Irish attend mass, where March 17th is the traditional day for offering prayers for missionaries worldwide before the serious celebrating begins.

The most important element of Saint Patrick’s Day, after mass, is the Saint Patrick’s Day Parades. Over 300 Saint Patrick’s Day Parades around the world celebrate this famous Saint Patrick’s Day .

The beating  heart of these Saint Patrick’s Day Parades are the Pipe Bands with their stirring music & powerful presence.