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2017

Check Presentation
Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak and Bette Jane Kowalski present a check
from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2017 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
General Chairman Harry Capko, Grand Marshal Joe Nolan and Parade Adjutant Debbie Sully
during the parade committee’s Celebrity Bartenders fundraiser at the Kenilworth Veterans Center.
(Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Sharon and Frank Loftus
Sharon and Frank Loftus honored by Harry Capko, Genaral Chairman,
Joe Nolan, Grand Marshal, and Debbie Sully, Parade Adjutant.

Kathy Noonan and Marc Dowling
Kathy Noonan and Marc Dowling
Celebrity Bartenders Co-chairs.

Kathy Noonan and Pete Tierney
Kathy Noonan and Pete Tierney celebrating.

2016

8 Parade General Chairs
A historic gathering of 8 parade general chairs at a recent event for the Nugent Association.
Back row (from left to right), 1998 General Chair and Nugent Association President Kevin Dowling, 2006 General Chair Pete Tierney,
2014 General Chair and 2011 Adjutant Kathy Noonan, 2015 General Chair and Parade Historian Tony Brennan,
and 2005 General Chair and 2016 Grand Marshal Frank McGovern.
Front row (from left to right) 2016 General Chair and 2012 Adjutant Kerry Ricci, 2017 General Chair
and 2013 Adjutant Harry Capko, and 2004 General Chair and 2014 Assistant Adjutant Jim Feehan.

Tim Turley Banner
Parade presented the Tim Turley banner to Ray & Bonnie Brody & Maryann Murphy to give to Tim's father.

Twentieth Annual Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 from UNIONTV34 on Vimeo.


2016 Parade GC, GM, and Adjutant
2016 Parade leadership team General Chairwoman Kerry Ricci, Grand Marshal Frank McGovern and Adjutant Jessica Cunningham

McGovern & Parents
Grand Marshal Frank McGovern, honored by the Cryan Association, joined in celebration with his parents Frank and Gail McGovern

Cryan Association
Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Frank McGovern was honored by the John F. Cryan Association

Joe Cryan and others
L-R: John Boyle of the Union County Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, Sheriff Joseph Cryan, Standard Bearer,
Vinny O'Donnell, Vice President of the Cryan Association, and Grand Marshal McGovern

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Congratulations to Debbie and Gene Sully who were honored yesterday for their hard work and dedication over all these years.
Always willing to lend a hand and help - they are a tremendous asset to our Parade family and we couldn't do it without them.
L-R: Adjutant Jessica Cunningham, Grand Marshal Frank McGovern, Chairwoman Kerry Ricci
Honorees Gene Sully & Debbie Sully and Chairwoman Kathy Noonan

Celebrity Bartender 2016 Freeholders
The Annual Celebrity Bartender event in support of the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade is always a fun time.
The Freeholder Board is proud to support the best St. Patrick's day parade in the state. Congratulations to 2016
Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairman Kerry Ricci and Grand Marshal Frank McGovern.
with Sergio Granados, Bette Jane Kowalski, Kerry Schardien Ricci and Linda Carter at Kenilworth VFW.

Celebrity Bartender 2016 Kids
The 2016, twentieth anniversary, St. Patrick’s Day Parade
is dedicated to the children of Irish heritage!



2015

Christmas 2015
A Christmas gathering with Chairwoman Kerry Ricci, 2016 Grand Marshal Frank McGovern,
Chaplain Fr. Chuck McDermott and Adjutant Jessica Cunningham

Golf Outing 1
2015 Golf Outing Co-Chairs: Kathleen Holmes, John McPartlan, and Kerry Ricci, Parade Chairwoman

Golf Outing 2
Ted Conoly, John McPartlan, Dennis Murphy, and Merdy Conoly

Golf Outing 3
Friendly Sons Members Bill Neafsey, Todd Mooney, Vinny O'Donnell, and Brian McGovern
take a break from golfing at the Union County Saint Patrick's Day Parade Golf Outing to pose for a picture.

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A special reunion of 2015 Parade Adjutant Kathleen Holmes, 2015 General Chairman Tony Brennan,
and 2015 Grand Marshal Dr. Maggie McMenamin
at Tony's "Thank You" Party for the Parade Committee at Baywood Marina.


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An historic gathering of 8 Parade General Chairs!
Vinny O'Donnell, Marylou Lenahan, Jim Feehan, Kathy Noonan, Tony Brennan, Mike Panella, Kelly Scanlon and Mike Scanlon.
It was special!


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Baywood Marina "Mayor" Tony Brennan with Former Township of Union Mayor
and State Senator Anthony Russo



2015 Parade General Chairman Tony Brennan presents Awards of Appreciation to 2014 Parade General Chair Kathy Noonan
and 2011 Parade General Chair Marylou Lenahan for their great help with fundraising for the 2015 Parade
and for their many years of service and dedication to the Parade Committee



The Union Township Committee honors the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee on March 10, 2015.
Mayor Manuel Figueiredo presented "Mayor's Awards" to 2015 Grand Marshal Dr. Margaret McMenamin,
General Chairman Tony Brennan and Adjutant Kathleen Holmes.



2015 Parade General Chairman Tony Brennan, 2015 Adjutant Kathleen Holmes and
2015 Grand Marshal Dr. Margaret McMenamin at the Investiture Mass reception.


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(From left) Union County Freeholders Christopher Hudak, Bette Jane Kowalski, Vernell Wright and
Freeholder Chairman Mohamed Jalloh presented a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the
2015 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade General Chairman Tony Brennan, Grand Marshal Dr. Margaret McMenamin
and Adjutant Kathleen Holmes during the parade committee's Celebrity Bartenders fundraiser at the Kenilworth Veterans
Center. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)


2015 Celebrity Honorees
Ann Sullivan of the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians
and
Bobby Wade of St. Columcille Pipe Band


2014


  A Christmas gathering with Adjutant Kathleen Holmes,  Chairman Tony Brennan,
Grand Marshal Dr. Margaret McMenamin and Vice Chairwoman Kerry Ricci.



American Flag Donation.
(From left) Veterans Of Foreign Wars Post 2230 Commander Bobby Jeans presents a new American flag to the General Chairman Tony Brennan and Parade Adjutant Kathleen Holmes of the 2015 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. The flag donated by VFW 2230 and the Kenilworth Veterans Center will fly above the Irish tricolor over the grand stand at the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade on March 14, 2015 in Union Township. (Jim Lowney Photo)

Irish Flag Donation.
Presentation of the new Irish Flag to the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee by the Joseph Nugent Sr. Association at their 81st Annual Dance on November 15, 2014. From l to r: 2015 Parade Adjutant Kathleen Holmes, Parade Treasurer Pat Scanlon, 2015 Parade General Chairman Tony Brennan, Nugent President and 1998 Parade General Chairman Kevin Dowling, 2015 Parade First Vice Chair Kerry Ricci, Parade Financial Secretary Katie Simon and 2015 Parade Assistant Adjutant Jessica Cunningham.

General Chairman and honored guest.
General Chairman Tony Brennan with Dr. Margaret McMenamin, President of Union County College at the 2014 golf outing.


2014 Golf Outing Co-Chairs John McPartlan and Marylou Lenahan, General Chairman Tony Brennan,
Sergeant-At-Arms Harry Capko and 2015 Adjutant Kathleen Holmes.

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The 2014 Golf Outing team.
(L-R) General Chairman Tony Brennan, Outing Chairwoman Marylou Lenahan, Sgt. at Arms Harry Capko,
Adjutant Kathleen Holmes, and Vice Chairwoman Bernadette Sullivan.

Union County High School Award.
Frank McGovern, General Chairman 2005, presents Union Catholic Graduate J.P. Seebode with a $500.00 scholarship
 on behalf of the Parade Committee. Mr. Seebode, who was selected by the staff of Union Catholic to receive the scholarship,
will be attending Stevens Institute of Technology.

2014 Committee at Church.
2014 Parade Committee at St. Patrick’s Church


It's that time of the year for my TV partner, BIL, for Big Irish Leprechaun, Mike Scanlon, and me, to bring you the
BEST St. Patrick's Day Parade anywhere, our 2014 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade,
which will be held on Saturday, March 15th.
This year on the telecast, we will be joined by Frank McGovern and Pat Scanlon. What an awesome foursome we'll be!

2014 Freeholders.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Christopher Hudak (left) and Freeholders Bette Jane Kowalski (second, right) and
Angel G. Estrada (right) present resolutions to the 2014 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 Grand Marshal Robert E. Jeans, General Chairwoman Kathryn Noonan (third, left) and Adjutant Bernadette Sullivan
congratulating them on the 18th annual parade. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)


The Ladies of the 2014 Parade
Adjutant Bernadette Sullivan and General Chairwoman Kathryn Noonan



2014 Grand Marshal Bobby Jeans at the Investiture Mass with
General Chairwoman Kathryn Noonan and Adjutant Bernadette Sullivan


Chairwoman Kathy Noonan with 2014 Grand Marshal Bobby Jeans and Adjutant Bernadette Sullivan
celebrating with the Celebrity Bartenders at the Kenilworth Veterans’ Center.



Parade Support in Roselle Park. The snow will be gone by March 15!

2013

Jim Tansey on the bagpipes.


2013 resolution.
Pictured (from left) Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter and Freeholders Daniel Sullivan
 and Bette Jane Kowalski present resolutions to the 2013 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 Grand Marshal Jim Tansey, General Chairwoman Kelly Anne Scanlon and Adjutant Harry Capko
congratulating them on the 17th annual parade. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

Celebrity bartenders night.
Pictured (from left) Union County Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter, Vice Chairman Christopher Hudak
 and  Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski present a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
to the  2013 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Kelly Anne Scanlon,
 Adjutant Harry Capko  and Grand Marshal Jim Tansey during the parade committee’s
Celebrity Bartender fundraiser at the Kenilworth Veterans Center.

2012

Union Township Committee.
The Union Township Committee congratulates Grand Marshal, Bill Dugan, Adjutant, Kerry Schardien Ricci
and General Chairman, Michael Panella of the 2012 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

2012 Parade Committee.
(From left) Union County Freeholders Daniel Sullivan, Bette Jane Kowalski, Christopher Hudak and Deborah Scanlon
present a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2012 Union County St.  Patrick’s Day Parade
General Chairman Michael J. Panella, Adjutant Kerry Ricci and Grand Marshal Bill Dugan
  during the parade committee’s Celebrity Bartender fundraiser at the Kenilworth Veterans Center.
 (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

2011

Union County Vikings.
The 2011 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal David Bell (4th left) presents the walking stick
  he used on parade day to Rob McCoid (5th left) and the Irish Vikings club at Union Catholic High School
 in Scotch Plains, NJ in appreciation of their support and participation in the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
  The students representing the Irish Vikings are (from 5th left) Brian Butterly, Tim Connell, Chester Walsh, Jen Bell
  and Sarah Fox. They are joined by (from left) Assistant Parade Adjutant Bernadette Sullivan,
Parade General  Chairwoman Marylou Lenahan and Parade Adjutant Kathryn Noonan.
 (Photo by Jim Lowney )

Parade Committee.
St Patrick's Day Parade Committee was honored by the Union Township Committee.

Grand Marshals.
Past Grand Marshal Sr. Marion Scranton with 2011 Grand Marshal David Bell.

Adjutants.
Past Adjutant Kelly Anne Scanlon with 2011 Adjutant Kathryn Noonan.

Marylou Lenahan.
 2011 General Chairwoman Marylou Lenahan

Chairwoman and family.
Bob, Chairwoman Marylou, Meaghan and Bobby Lenahan

Grand Marshal.
Grand Marshal David Bell and wife Kathie.

Union County Freeholders.
  Union County Freeholder Chairman Deborah Scanlon (C) and (from left) Freeholders Christopher Hudak,
Bette Jane Kowalski and Daniel Sullivan present a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
  to the 2011 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade General Chairwoman Marylou Lenahan (3rd R),
Adjutant Kathryn Noonan and Grand Marshal David Bell at the parade committee’s
Celebrity Bartenders party in Kenilworth. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

2010

Union County Freeholders.
  Union County Freeholder Chairman Daniel Sullivan (L), Vice Chairman Deborah Scanlon (2nd R) and 
Freeholder Nancy Ward (2nd L) congratulate the 2010 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade
 Chairman Jim Lowney of Kenilworth and Parade Adjutant Kelly Anne Scanlon of Union. The 14th Annual
 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade steps off on Saturday, March 13 at 1:00 p.m. on Morris Avenue
 in the Union. (Photo by Sebastian D’Elia/County of Union)

Grand Marshal and Chief of Staff.
  Sr. Marion Scranton, Grand Marshal & Ms. Mary McTigue, Chief of Staff

Grand Marshal and Staff.
Grand Marshal and Staff
  Virginia Wilson, Curry Buck, Nancy Regar, Sr. Marion Scranton, Grand Marshal, Mary McTigue,
Doug Harris, Glen Nacion and Maribeth Santillo

2010 Freeholder check.
Union County Freeholder Chairman Dan Sullivan (L), Vice Chairwoman Deborah Scanlon (3rd R) and
Freeholder Bette Jane Kowalski (3rd L) present a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders
 to the 2010 Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Sister Marion Scranton (2nd L),
General Chairman Jim Lowney (R) and Adjutant Kelly Scanlon (2nd R) during the parade committee's
 annual Celebrity Bartenders party at the Kenilworth Veterans Center.
 (Photo by James F. Lowney)

2009

Union Catholic Irish Vikings.
  Dan Cogan (5th L) of the Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee presents a plaque of appreciation
 to members of the Irish Vikings club of Union Catholic High School in Scotch Plains, NJ.
 The parade committee thanked the club for their years of dedication and outstanding service to the parade.
 The Irish Viking club members pictured are: (from left) Patrick Wade, Jackie Ferrie, Ashley Zadlock, Emily Fennik,
Michael Cowherd, Tim Connell Laurene Oliveira, D.J. Thornton and their supervisor Rob McCoid
. (Photo by Jim Lowney)

2008

UNION COUNTY ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE COMMITTEE
AND
MOLLY MAGUIRE'S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT
3rd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

Debbie Capasso and John McPartlan.
Debbie Capasso and John McPartlan

Dennis McPartlan, Gene Sully, Debbie Capasso and John McPartlan.
Dennis McPartlan, Gene Sully, Debbie Capasso and John McPartlan

Pat Martin, Jerry Barton, Pete Rice and Bob Shannon. 
Pat Martin, Jerry Barton, Pete Rice and Bob Shannon

John McPartlan and Kelly Scanlon.
John McPartlan and Kelly Scanlon

Marykay Pascullo, Kathy Noonan-Rotando and Chris Burlew setting up the room for a delightful Tricky Tray evening.
Marykay Pascullo, Kathy Noonan and Chris Burlew setting up the room for a delightful Tricky Tray evening.

Tricky Tray Hostesses. 
  Part of a great Tricky Tray Committee - Debbie Capasso General Chairwoman, Diane Lupo
 and Katie McGuire  Financial Secretary

2008 Tricky Tray Crowd. 
The crowd gathered for the Parade Committee Tricky Tray evening.
Always there when you need him - Pat Scanlon.

Freeholder Check Presentation 2008.
Freeholder Check Presentation 2008 -  (From Left) Union County Freeholders Nancy Ward and Deborah Scanlon
present a check from the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders to the 2008 Union County
 St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal Jim Lowney Sr., General Chairman Gene Sully and
Adjutant Karen Cunningham during the parade committee's  "Countdown To The March" party in Kenilworth
. (Photo by Jim Lowney/County of Union)

2007

Dennis Cogan Pyx Presentation 2007.
 
Pyx presentation.
Peggy Cogan and Dan Cogan accepted a memorial gift of a Communion Pyx in Memory
 of our Past General Chairman Dennis Cogan. The presentation was made by Sharon Loftus(l) and
2008 General Chairman Gene Sully(r) at a fall parade meeting.

Saint Mary's Check.
 Bill Lavin(R), the Grand Marshal of the 2007 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and Marylou Lenahan
 of the parade committee present a check to student president Leandro Zaneti (L) and vice president Freddy Sanchez
 of St. Mary of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth. St. Mary’s won the 2007 Union County St. Patrick’s Day Parade Participation Award. The award is based on the highest participation of students gathered to represent their school in the
annual parade.


UNION COUNTY ST. PATRICK’s DAY PARADE COMMITTEE
AND
MOLLY MAGUIRE’S IRISH PUB AND RESTAURANT
2nd ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

2007 Golf 1.
2007 Golf 2.
2007 Golf 3.
2007 Golf 4.



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