Third Annual Saint Patrick's
Sunday, March 13th, 2011 at
2011 Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Parade
The Hackettstown Business Improvement
District (BID) in conjunction with the Town of Hackettstown is marking the
feast of St. Patrick, by holding it's Third Annual Parade on Sunday, March
13th beginning at 3:30pm (Rain or Shine).
This is the third year for this parade and
the only one in Warren County... it is quickly becoming a wildly popular
tradition for the region!! This year's parade will be bigger than last year
with additional bands and many other community groups. Once again, guests
from Hacketstown, Ireland will be arriving into town to help celebrate and
march in the parade. The parade will line up on the corner of Valentine
Street & Grand Avenue and march down Grand Avenue and then onto Main Street.
New this year will be the parade mirroring the Memorial Day parade and
increasing it's length by going all the way down to Union Cemetery.
2011 Parade is being sponsored by Mars
Chocolate North America. In addition, this year all candy given out at the
parade will be from the official candy sponsor:
Mars Chocolate North America. The
bands for this year's parade are being sponsored by
Skylands Community Bank and
Centenary College. The Official Car
Sponsor for the parade will be
Johnson Dodge Chrysler Jeep.
This year's parade, once again will be
making it's way to the radio waves as
WRNJ 1510AM will be broadcasting live
at the gazebo on the corner of Main and Moore Streets. Don't miss out on
this exciting event and tune in to hear the coverage of the 2011 parade!
The 2011 Grand Marshal will be former Mayor
of Hackettstown and member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Mr. Roger
Hines. Mr. Hines will be joined by his family and will be riding in a
vintage green Ford Mustang Convertible.
Mr. Roger Hines was born and raised in
Pittston, Pennsylvania. After receiving his Bachelor's degree from Saint Leo
College in Florida, he continued his education at East Stroudsburg
University where he received his Master's degree. Mr. Hines moved to
Hackettstown with his wife Joyce in 1971 and was a recognized high school
teacher at Roxbury High School, where he taught for 31 years.
While teaching, he served on Hackettstown
Council from 1989 to 1999. After retiring from his position as a high school
teacher, he went to Centenary College where he was a professor of Government
and Constitutional Law until 2004. In addition to being a former Mayor, Mr.
Hines is also a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus in Hackettstown.
Mr. Hines celebrates his Irish heritage by
being a longtime member of 45 years to the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick.
In addition to being a former Mayor 2000-2005, Mr. Hines is also a dedicated
member of the Knights of Columbus in Hackettstown. Mr. and Mrs. Hines are
proud parents to their children Roddy, Kevin, and Amy and to their
grandchildren, Riley and Madlyn.
Our parade will continue to have more
bands, organizations, businesses, and community groups this year! If you are
a band, organization, business, or community group that would be interested
in marching in the parade (we would love to have you!),
please click here.
We are looking forward to the step off of
this parade and would be excited to have you join us.
If you have any
questions or concerns please call David Rucki, Executive Director at (908)
850-5004 or email [email protected]
Business Improvement District (BID) in conjunction with the Town of
Hackettstown is marking the feast of St. Patrick, by holding it's third
Annual Parade on Sunday, March 13th beginning at 3:30pm.
This is the third year
for this parade and the only one in Warren County... last year's was a huge
success!!! The parade will line up on the corner of Valentine Street & Grand
Avenue at 2:30 pm and march down Grand Avenue and then onto
Main Street, ending at
Warren Street behind David's Country Inn.
Community groups, bands
and Irish families in the area are invited to join the parade and should
contact the BID Office at
(908) 850-5004, or email:
as soon as possible.