Dec 13, 2017 UTICA
The Great American Irish Festival is seeking nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The nominee, male or female, need not be of Irish descent, but should be someone recognized by the community for his/her commitment and contributions to the Irish in the Central New York area. The letter of nomination should include the individual’s background and a list of qualifications as to why he or she would be the proper choice to receive the shillelagh from the 2017 Grand Marshal, Vaughn Lang.
In addition to leading the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Parade Grand Marshal also serves as honorary chairperson of the 2018 Great American Irish Festival, slated the last weekend in July at the Herkimer County Fairgrounds in Frankfort, NY.
Nominations can be submitted online or by mail to: St. Patrick’s Day Parade, PO Box 18, Newport, NY 13416. Nominations are due by January 19, 2018.
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