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Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade slated for March 8, several local events leading up to it

Rumson’s getting busy with the anticipation of its St. Patricks Day Parade looming on the horizon. Before that, though, the town’s hosting several different events that’ll benefit Red Bank’s Stephy’s Place, grief and loss support center.

The 2020 Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a festive family-friendly event that attracts thousands of spectators from neighboring towns and beyond!

In just eight short years, the parade has nearly tripled in size and has become a beloved annual event that people of all ages have come to cherish.

As a non-profit corporation, the mission of The Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade is to celebrate Irish heritage and provide charitable gifts to local organizations that improve the Greater Rumson community.

Community Events Celebrate Celtic Culture:
Eighth Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 8, 2020 Benefits Stephy’s Place

WHAT: Celtic culture thrives on the Two River Peninsula through numerous Irish-themed community events, culminating in the Annual Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade where 4,000+ people gather to watch the parade along the 1.5-mile parade route through the heart of Rumson. Now in its eighth year, the non-profit Parade has raised and donated more than $150,000 to local charities that benefit the community. This year’s Parade benefits Stephy’s Place, A Support Center Grief and Loss that provides free support groups for anyone losing a loved one.

IRISH HERITAGE/CELTIC CULTURAL EVENTS:
• Irish Soda Bread Competition: Thursday, February 20, 2020, 7:00 pm, Oceanic Free Library
• Student Poster Contest: Entries due February 20, 2020, Oceanic Free Library
• Student Essay Contest: Entries due February 26, 2020, Oceanic Free Library or RFH/Main Office
• Victory Park Green Tree Lighting: Sunday, March 1, 2020, Dusk
• Shamrock Celebration Party, Friday, March 6, 2020, 7:00 pm, Surf BBQ
• Parade Day: Sunday, March 8, 2020, 1:00 pm
• Parade Contest Awards Ceremony, Thursday, March 27, 2020, 7:30 pm, Val’s Tavern

WHO: Grand Marshall John Keegan, life-long Rumson resident and Charles Edison Fund Chairman and President, will step off at 1:00 pm, leading bag pipe bands, floats, marching bands from area high schools, Irish Step Dancers, antique and classic cars, veteran groups, scouting organizations, non-profit clubs and organizations, schools, novelty acts, and local and area business and civic groups.

WHEN: March 8, 2020, 1:00 to 2:30 pm.

WHERE: Approximately 1.5 miles along River Road, beginning at Allen Street and finishing at Carton Street and Forrest Avenue, Rumson.

As for the Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade, it’s going to be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 8 along River Road in Rumson, NJ.

source: Rumson St. Patrick’s Day Parade via Facebook

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