On behalf of the Robbinsville Irish Heritage Association, we would like to thank you for your hard work and participation in yesterday's 8th Annual Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade. It was a bit brisk however, with our Grand Marshal, Renee Burns and Irish Person of the Year, Mike Coggins leading the way behind the Trenton Detachment Marine Corp League Color Guard and RTPD, we persevered. To quote one of our community members, "We've really developed a wonderful tradition in or town with this annual St. Patrick's Day Parade."
In addition to thanking so many of the spirited marchers and spectators, special mention must be made to recognize the people that make it happen. For without the support of our Mayor Dave Fried, Chief Nitti and the RTPD, our Public Works Department, Business Manager Joy Tozzzi, Joe Barker & Kevin Holt, the RIHA Parade Committee, Windsor Farms, Hamilton Honda, Investors Bank, Ritchie & Page, our dapper emcee TJ Maccagnan and the hardest working crew on game day - the Parade Marshals - this wonderful town tradition is not possible.
Please have a look at the following link where many of yesterday's moments were captured by our friend Don Ryan:
2017 RIHA Parade
We are also pleased to inform you that the following groups are the winners of the 2017 Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade categories:
- Best Banner - Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey
- Best Civic Group - Thea's Star of Hope
- Best Dance Group - Rince O' Chroi School of Irish Dance
- Best Float - TBI Angel
- Best Musical Expression - Freedom Brass
- Best Theme - Horseman's Association of Millstone
- Best Youth Group - Robbinsville Lacrosse Association
- Best Pipe Band - Greater Trenton Pipes and Drums
The judges made it clear that all the participants should be recognized for their passion and efforts. If you are a category winner, be on the lookout for a note. We will coordinate a date to present the award to your group.
In addition, we would like to congratulate the Lyons household at 53 Newtown Blvd for winning the annual Home Decorating Contest sponsored by Tony's Farm and Garden Center. Attached you will find a picture of Dan Julian, Maureen Lyons and Christine Lyons receiving the award presented by Council President Dan Schuberth and me.
Lastly, mark your calendars for Saturday, March 24th, 2018 when we will step off for our 9th Annual Robbinsville St. Patrick's Day Parade.
Robbinsville Irish Heritage Organization (RIHA)