Bucks County will go green again on Saturday, March 10th, when the 30th annual Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade hits the streets of Levittown.
Beginning at Conwell-Egan Catholic High School in Fairless Hills, at 10:30 am, the Parade will march down New Falls Road before ending at the Levittown American Baseball Fields in Falls Township (directly across from the Thornridge Shopping Center).
Over 2 thousand marchers will once again be participating, including local marching bands, pipe bands, Irish dance groups, South Philadelphia-based mummers and string bands, Eagles' play-by-play announcer Merrill Reese, local law enforcement and emergency responders, veterans, community groups, and hosts of proud Irish-American participants. To celebrate the 30th year, all marchers will wear arm bands signifying the Parade Committee’s efforts in bringing together the community for the past three decades.
The 2018 Parade Grand Marshals will be the Rev. Fidelis Weber and “Brother Larry” Hilferty. Both men have been pillars of the Conwell-Egan Catholic High School community for more than half-a-century. Alumni of Conwell-Egan and Bishop Egan High School are invited to celebrate their combined efforts and decades of commitment at the Grand Marshal’s Irish Ball on Saturday, March 3rd, to be held at Falls Manor (formerly King’s Catering) on New Falls Road in Bristol. Tickets can be purchased from Ann Sooby at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parade day will begin with a special Catholic mass honoring the Grand Marshals, at 8:00am at the Conwell-Egan Catholic High School Chapel. All those who wish to celebrate Rev. Weber and Brother Larry are welcome. Parade day will end at the “Hoolie”, held for the first time this year at the Ancient Order of Hibernians on Corson Street in Bristol, with food donated by McCaffrey's Food Markets. Due to extremely limited parking at the Bristol A.O.H., attendees are asked to park at nearby Snyder/Girotti Elementary School (Buckley and Beaver Streets) and at the Bristol Train Station (Jefferson and Prospect Streets) where a complimentary shuttle will be running between 1:00pm and 4:00pm.
Complete details of the Parade festivities for March 10 can be found at the Bucks County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee’s Facebook page (see link below).
George Galloway, Parade Founder
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