St. Paddy’s Day parade steps off nearby

March 7, 2017 by  

In a few days, everyone will be Irish and wearing green as the city of Wilkes-Barre’s 37th St. Patrick’s Day parade will be getting off and running

Floats, vehicles, people, animals, and live and prerecorded music will be floating, marching, and trotting down the street. Kingston families will want to get there early to secure good viewing spots.

Each unit will be fronted by banners with the Division Sponsors’ names and logo designs. Corporate sponsors will get their names and logos on the banner that will be displayed on Public Square a week before and after the parade. Band sponsors will have their logos and names on banners announcing the band they are sponsoring.

This year’s Grand Marshall will be 83-year-old Joseph A. Moran. Mr. Moran is a member of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and also belongs to The Ancient Order of the Hibernians. The former engineer, Coughlin High School teacher, and accomplished coach will be leading the procession.

The city of Wilkes-Barre may have photographers taking pictures along the parade route to include in next year’s visitor’s brochures.

After the parade, everyone will be treated to various activities throughout the venue. Some of these may include pipe and drum groups, storytelling, and Irish folk performances.

The parade will start in Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 12.