Grand Marshals Named for St. Patrick's Day Parade

Lots of events leading up to the March 2 Parade

Grand marshals are announced, and lots of events and activities are planned, leading up to the March 2 Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade.

"The Belmar-Lake Como St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce that John Sheridan, Monroe Township, will be this year's Grand Marshal and Mary Keaney, Brick Township, is the Deputy Grand Marshal," says a prepared statement from the committee.

This year's fundraisers and activities leading up to the parade are:

Sunday, January 19:  Friendly Sons Of The Shillelagh, Route 18 South, Old Bridge, 3 to 7 pm. Irish Music & FSOS pipes and drums. Complimentary drink, Hot & Cold buffet. Donation $10.

Sunday, January 26: Bar Anticipation, 16th Ave, Lake Como. 2 to 6 pm. Hot & Cold Buffet. Music by The Snakes. Complimentary drink. Donation $10.

Sunday, February 9: Connolly Station, Main St.,  Belmar. 2 to 6 pm. Live entertainment Hot & Cold Buffet.  Donation $10.

Sunday, February 16: Boathouse Bar & Grill, Main St & 15th Ave, Belmar. 2 to 6 pm. Live entertainment  Hot & Cold Buffet.  Donation $10.

Sunday, February 23:  507 Main St., Belmar. 2 to 6 pm. Live entertainment  Hot & Cold Buffet Donation $10.

Friday, February 28: An Evening of Irish culture: Irish Heroes of the Civil War,  Waterview Pavilion, Hwy 35, Belmar. 6:30 To 10:30 pm. Tickets $65 (advance only through Feb. 17th, no sales at door), includes cocktail hour, 4 course dinner and open bar.  The Irish Volunteer - David Kincaid  - will share stores of the Irish Brigade and perform their music, in authentic Civil War uniform, plus Irish Step dancers and music by Paddy and the Pale Boys! (Groups wishing to sit together are kindly requested to purchase tickets together.) To order tickets go to www.belmarparade.com.  For questions contact IrishCultureEvent@gmail.com

Saturday, March 1: Investiture Mass, St Rose Church, 7th Ave, Belmar, 10 a.m. Investiture Luncheon immediately following at  Mike Doolan's, Rt 71, Spring Lake Heights. Luncheon. Donation $30. Phone 732-449-6650.

Sunday, March 2:  St. Patrick's Day Parade 12:30 Main St Lake Como & Belmar.


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