The Belmar St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Once again, the men and women of the Jersey Shore joined together to march up Main Street in honor of Saint Patrick. The parade is intended to be a showcase for Irish Heritage. Entertained by marchers, bands, and a lot of fire engines, crowds line the streets for the parade.
The FSSP of the Jersey Shore participated in the parade on Sunday, March 4, 2018. Members were joined by their families and friends (children and grandchildren were encouraged to participate). Our organization, family and guests gathered for breakfast foods and refreshments for both adults and children, before the parade at # 1 Firehouse located on Fifth Avenue between Warren and Passaic Avenues in Spring Lake.
From there, we were bussed to our designated position in the parade. Once again this year, we were led by the CBA Pipe and Drum Corps. Following the parade our marchers were bussed back to the Fire House where festivities continued with dinner and refreshments (including adult beverages) were served.
This is a special annual event for our organization and it is important that our membership shows its strong commitment to celebrating St. Patrick and our religious values.