St. Patrick’s Day parade held to support charities

March 21, 2014 by  

This weekend’s St. Patrick’s Parade, held just a short distance from Hewlett, is known as “The Parade that Cares and Shares”, and is a non-profit organization that shares its success with three charities, one of which is national, another Irish, and the third is local.

Most likely, Rockville Centre is using flyer printing and poster printing to let the community become aware of its efforts as it celebrates this annual event, now in its 18th year. Mayor Francis Murray commented that he is proud of the businesses and residents that come out the parade every year to celebrate and support the three worthy causes.

Sean O’Rourke, a long-time resident of the town, will be the Grand Marshall for this year’s parade. He came to this country when he was 19 in 1971 and, only two years later, became the President of Division #3 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Nassau County.

In 1993, he became Chief Executive Officer and President of Coast-Line International Distributors Ltd., where he is currently employed. The company supplies raw materials to the aerospace and aircraft industries.

The parade will held tomorrow, beginning at noon, and will run from the municipal parking lot #1 at the intersection of North Forest Avenue and Sunrise Highway. It reaches its conclusion at municipal parking lot #2.