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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saint Columcille United Gaelic Pipe Band.

The 2017 Parade will be held on Saturday, March 11, 2017
9:00 am - The Thornstick Mass
 in conjunction with the Elizabeth A.O.H.

St. Patrick's Church, Elizabeth

A welcoming reception in the church hall after Mass

12:00 Noon - Reviewing Stand Festivities

Morris & Stuyvesant Avenues in Union

The "Kid's Zone" fun for all ages --- Stuyvesant Ave. (just off Morris Ave.)

1:00 PM Sharp - The Parade begins

The Marching units gather at Morris Avenue and along Commerce and Jeanette Avenues,
the parade route proceeds east along Morris Avenue to a turn at the Main Reviewing Stand
at Stuyvesant Ave. and ends at Roosevelt Avenue

Midway Reviewing Stand
Morris and Caldwell Avenues in Union

Parade Announcers with Details of all of the
History and Information!
A great place to watch the parade!

here for the 2016 Line of March.

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

2017 General Chairman

Harry Capko

The 2017 Union County

St. Patrick’s Day Parade 

 Is Dedicated to

The Catholic Schools of Union County

Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade

2016 Grand Marshal

Frank McGovern

The 2016 Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Committee proudly announces that Frank McGovern of Cranford has been named Grand Marshal of the 20th Annual Union County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

McGovern has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade for more than 17 years, serving as the parade’s 2005 General Chairman.

“It’s an honor to be considered by my peers for this role,” McGovern said. “I am excited to be a part of this parade and all that it stands for year after year. This parade is about tradition and family.”

McGovern has also served the parade as Chairman of the Investiture Mass and Parade Day Mass, Financial Secretary, Chairman of the St. Patrick's Honor Guard, Parade Announcer, and most recently Chairman of the Board of Trustees.

“Frank has done so much for both the parade and for the community,” said Parade General Chairperson Kerry Ricci. “We are so proud to have him lead us as this year’s Grand Marshal.”

In addition to his duties with the parade committee, McGovern has served as President and Trustee of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick of Union County and sits on the Board of Trustees Center for Hope Hospice and on Saint John the Apostle Church Trustees and Finance Committee. He is also a member of the St. John's Social Concerns and Capital Campaign Committees and a volunteer at Overlook Hospital in Summit.

The Grand Marshal traces his Irish roots to County Cavan via County Cork, and Counties Kerry and West Meath.

McGovern, the General Manager of Power Delivery and Infrastructure for Electrical Consultants Inc. in Cranford, has been married to the former Eileen Whalen since 1981.

They have four children: Megan Ann of Burlington Massachusetts who is married to Mike Reny, Kelly Elizabeth of Cranford who is married to Ed Feeley, Brigid Kathleen of Hoboken and Frank Patrick of Annapolis, Maryland. Their grandchildren are Brendan and newly arrived granddaughter Lauren Eileen.

McGovern will be officially installed as Grand Marshal on Saturday, February 20 at 2:30 p.m. during the parade committee’s annual Investiture Mass at St. Theresa’s Church located at 541 Washington Avenue, Kenilworth, NJ.

A reception for the Grand Marshal will follow at the Kenilworth Veterans Center located at 33 South 21st Street, Kenilworth, NJ.

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