St. Patrick’s Celebration Continues This Saturday In Highlands

March 23, 2012
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The Highlands Business Partnership will paint the town green on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m., when nearly 100 marching units, including bagpipers, marching bands and floats, line up to march in the 10th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration.

Helen Soyka, 92, a resident of Highlands since 1960 and owner of the Andy Shore Bar in the borough, will lead the parade as the 2012 grand marshal.

The parade will begin at Huddy Park, with hundreds scheduled to march along a one-mile stretch of Bay Avenue. The business partnership will host the annual Competition of Floats.

Parade entertainment will include the Pipes and Drums of the Jersey Shore Shillelaghs, Monmouth County Police Pipes and Drums, Ocean County Emerald Society, the Staten Island Pipe and Drum Band, Middlesex County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, the Union County Police and Fire Pipes and Drums, the Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh Pipes and Drums of Old Bridge, Essex County Emerald Society Band, and the Atlantic Watch. There will be a special guest appearance of Irish dancers from the Peter Smith Dance School and the Daly Irish Dance School.

For additional information call (732) 291-4713.

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