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2011 Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 13th. 2011 --  Parade starts promptly at 1:30pm

 2011 Grand Marshal Patrick Mannion

 

The Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 13th, 2011 beginning at 1:30 pm.  The Parade will begin at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in downtown Somerville and will proceed west to West End Avenue near Immaculate Conception Church. A pre-parade show is typically held weather permitting at 12:30 P.M. will feature Irish Dancing exhibitions, and will be located in front of the Review Stand at the corner of Main Street and Doughty Avenue. The Parade, now in its 18th year, will have over 75 marching units, 7 bagpipe bands, some drum and bugle bands and is expected to draw over 15,000 people , making the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of New Jersey’s largest serving all of Somerset County.

 

Restaurateur Patrick Mannion has been tapped to lead the annual Somerville Area St. Patrick's Day Parade scheduled for March 13.

Mannion received his official green, white and orange parade sash Friday night, during a parade fundraising dinner at the B.P.O. Somerville Lodge 1068.

 

Mannion, a co-owner with his father and brother for

12 years of Mannion's Pub and Restaurant in the

borough's downtown, said he's especially honored

to have been chosen since this will be the parade's

20th year.

 

"As a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, I

marched in the parade last year after being named

Hibernian of the Year. But most years, I'm working at

the restaurant since the parade day is our second

busiest day," Mannion said, adding that St. Patrick's

Day, March 17, is his busiest day of the year.

 

Although born in Morristown and raised in Peapack,

Mannion's parents have roots in Ireland. Mannion is vice chairman of the Somerville Downtown Alliance; belongs to the Somerville Elks and Eagles lodges; is a member of the

Somerville/Raritan Community Emergency Response

Team and search and rescue team, Medical Reserve

Corporation and the Somerville Area 200 Club.

 

The grand marshal honor is decided by the parade

committee, under the direction of Brendan Nally,

chairman. "We look for a grand marshal who has contributed to our community, and is committed to family and the Irish," said Sean Decker, a parade committee

member.

RE:  Somerville Saint Patrick’s Parade Annual Fundraising Dinner and Grand Marshall Announcement Party 

It may have looked like everyone in Central Jersey still deep in the throes of winter on Friday, but Spring was on the mind of the over 150 people who gathered at the Somerville Elks on Union Avenue to find out who would be named the 2011 Grand Marshall for the Somerville Area Saint Patrick’s Parade. 

“The Somerville Saint Patrick’s Parade is solely funded by our corporate sponsors, small businesses and individuals, so we take this night to thank all of them as well as our Grand Marshall in leading our parade. Some of the sponsors that were acknowledged that evening were the Somerset Medical Center, American Legion, Somerset County AOH, Skylands Bank, PSE&G and  Global Pharma Alliance, Inc. 

The entertainment for the evening was provided by a local rock and roll cover band, Squad 5, as well as some more traditional Irish music via DJ and bagpipes.  When there was a break in all the entertainment the announcement was made that Patrick Mannion would be the 2011 Grand Marshall.  Patrick was born in Morristown, NJ and grew up in Peapack.   His father Coley immigrated from Ireland (Connemara), and his mother’s parents both immigrated from Ireland.  Patrick is a graduate of Bernards High School and California University of Pennsylvania.  His family owns C Mannion Construction Co. and Pat co-owns and operates Mannion’s Pub and Restaurant in Somerville with his father and brother.  Pat was Irishman of the year in 2009 and Hibernian of the year in 2010.  He is the vice-chairman of the Downtown Somerville Alliance (DSA), member of the SBPA, Somerville Elks and Eagles lodges;  a member of the Somerville/Raritan CERT team (Community Emergency Response Team), search and rescue team, Medical Reserve Corp., and the Somerville area 200 Club which supports the families of fallen fire, police and EMS personnel.   

Sean Decker noted that “Since this is our 20th anniversary, it is a very special year for Pat to be chosen and he is well deserving of the honor. We are still seeking program ads and sponsors for the 2011 parade”, Sean continued, “We really want this 20th anniversary to be one of our best parades ever by featuring more entertainment than in recent years.”  

Brendan Nally thanked all those in attendance and stated that “anyone that wants to become a part of or sponsor the parade can call me personally for more details.”  Brendan can be reached at 908-313-5481.

Brendan Nally

Parade Chairperson

bnally@somervillenj.org

 

 

 
 

 

2010 Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 14th. 2010 --  Parade starts promptly at 1:30pm

Parades in New Jersey (NJ)

Somerville, New Jersey: The Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2010 beginning at 1:30 pm.  The Parade will begin at the corner of Main and Grove Streets in downtown Somerville and will proceed west to West End Avenue near Immaculate Conception Church. A pre-parade show is typically held weather permitting at 1:00 P.M. will feature Irish Dancing exhibitions, and will be located in front of the Review Stand at the corner of Main Street and Doughty Avenue. The Parade, now in its 18th year, will have over 75 marching units, 7 bagpipe bands, some drum and bugle bands and is expected to draw over 15,000 people , making the Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade, one of New Jersey’s largest serving all of Somerset County. Send your parade questions to Brendan Nally at bnally@somervillenj.org

 

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