SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. Residents of Sleepy Hollow can start dying that beer green. St. Patrick's Day is almost here.
The villages of Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow will be celebrating with the 16th annual Sleepy Hollow St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 11. Briarcliff Manor resident James Kovacs has been selected to lead the parade as grand marshal.
Parade committee member Paul Clarke said this year's parade will be dedicated to those who were lost and those who served on 9/11. Clark said the committee felt that since the parade was so close to the 10-year anniversary, we felt it was fitting to do.
Helping Kovacs lead the parade will be his aides: Tarrytown residents Christine Campbell, Fina Randazzo and Maureen Vanginderen, Sleepy Hollow residents Annie Kiernan and Patrick Grimes, and Dobbs Ferry residents Francis G. Farrington, Donald Marra and Rev. Timothy Scannell.
Parade committee members choose people who are very community service oriented to be grand marshal and aides, Clarke said.
We look for people who have been of service to the community, he said.
Parade leaders will be installed during a ceremony at the Westchester Manor in Hastings on Feb. 24. The ceremony will also feature food, music and a raffle.
On parade day, Transfiguration Church in Tarrytown will hold a mass at 10 a.m., followed by a reception. The actual parade will form on Main Street in Tarrytown and step-off at 1:30 p.m.
The parade will wind its way down Route 9, turn left onto Beekman Avenue in Sleepy Hollow and end at Kendall Avenue. Refreshments will be available at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Hall in Sleepy Hollow following the parade.
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