McLean Avenue – Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.

Posted on: February 4, 2013

Source:      McLean Avenue Parade Committee Page on Facebook.
The McLean Ave Parade is fast approaching. March 23rd is just around the corner and will hopefully be a much warmer day than today.
We are asking you to support this parade which is for the community, by the community and most importantly in the community on The Emerald Mile which is the heart of this neighborhood.
Walking down McLean Ave last year in the parade was truly one of my proudest moments of my time in the US, especially being accompanied by the largest group of children the school has ever had in a parade, they were a block long!
Attached is the journal ad and the parade letter. Our Grand Marshal is Joanie Madden.
You can also become a Friend of the Parade, for a donation of $20, and your name will be in the souvenir journal and your support will be very much appreciated.
The parade committee is very hard at work to make this a great day for us all, but we need your help, in any way you can.
I thank you for your time and look forward to celebrating on March 23rd.
So Meet me on McLean!

Deirdre O’ Mara
Parade Chairperson


Parade Dinner at Rory’s…

Our installation dinner for our 2nd Annual Mclean Ave Parade Grand Marshal is on Thursday March 21st at 8pm in Rory Dolan’s Restaurant, Bar, & Caterers.
It is $60 plus cash bar and will sell out quickly…
It is guest list, 180 spots available. To get on the guest list bring or mail a ck to Deirdre O Mara School of Irish or Anna Artuso’s Pastry Shop. Please give the names of each person attending the dinner. Make checks payable to MAMA.
Judge Arthur Doran our 1st grand marshal will present Joanie Madden with her sash and Police Emerald Society of Westchester Pipe & Drum band will play. It is sure to be a great start to the parade festivities.
We had a great meeting last night and all sorts of plans are underway.
Despite all the parades I have marched in with my dance school I had no idea of the amount of work, expense and logistics involved in running a parade.
We are lucky that the McLean Ave Merchants are a very enthusiastic energetic bunch.
So after 3 hours in Rory Dolan’s Restaurant, Bar, & Caterers (the Killeshandra room not the bar…)
here is what I have to update you on…
The McLean Ave St Patrick’s Day parade is on Sat March 23rd rain or shine at 1pm… but start praying for shine 
Mass will be held in the High School chapel of St Barnabas at 10am before the parade.
Breakfast will be held after the mass – suggested donation $5 to defray parade costs.
T shirt design is under way and we will have both women & children’s sizes this year 
The changing of the sashes dinner for our 2nd Grand Marshall Joanie Madden will be held in Rory Dolan’s on Thurs March 21st.
Tickets $60 plus cash bar.
180 tickets available which will sell out fast with Joanie’s friends so get yours soon – more details to follow.
Thank you all for your support, I am very grateful
Deirdre O’ MaraMc Lean Avenue – Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
The parade is on March 23rd at 1pm.
Grand Marshall for the 2013 McLean Ave parade is Joanie Madden.
The aides to the Grand Marshall are:
Dympna Tully from County Cavan and of Tully Travel on McLean Ave.
Tommy Flynn from County Clare and of NY Show Band.
Hugh McMorrow from County Leitrim, community advocate and St Barnabas volunteer.
Danny Venterola from Yonkers and owner of County Cycle Center On McLean Ave.
We wish the McLean Avenue St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, much success on their Saint Patrick’s Day Parade coming up on March 23rd.
The Yonkers Insider

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