February 23, 2018
UTICA – “Passing the Shillelagh” continues a grand St. Patrick’s Day Parade tradition
Marking the ceremonial “passing of the Shillelagh” from the previous parade Grand Marshal to this year’s, the Grand Marshal’s Reception will be held on March 13th, 2018, on the stage at Utica’s majestic Stanley Theater.
Last year’s Grand Marshal, Vaughn Lang, will be on hand to do the honors, when – flanked by an assemblage of past Grand Marshals – he hands off the shillelagh to this year’s honoree, Judy Weeks.
The reception, which runs from 5-8 PM, costs $15, which goes to defray the costs of the parade. Food and refreshments are included, and providing entertainment throughout the evening will be Craobh Dugan, Utica’s chapter of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann.
This year’s event is sponsored in part by Northern Physical Therapy and A Moveable Feast by O’Connor’s.
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