UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Amid pipe bands, Boy Scouts, seeing-eye puppies and leprechauns on stilts, it was a member of the Irish order of the Sisters of Mercy, Union Catholic principal Sister Percylee Hart, who was the toast of the town (and the county) at the 23rd annual Union Catholic St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. 

Sister Percylee led a large contingent of scholars, athletes, student council members, alumni, parents, friends and supporters from Union Catholic at the parade, which marches down Morris Ave. in Union Township. Thousands of visitors converged to enjoy the bands, bagpipers, fire trucks, floats and dozens of organizations that participated in the nearly two-hour procession which celebrates the heritage of Irish Americans. 

"I am thrilled with the parade today," said parade General Chairwoman Jessica Cunningham.  "I want to thank Sister Percylee Hart for being such an amazing Grand Marshal and Parade Adjutant Kerry Ricci for all of her hard work in helping to put this parade together.  It was a great day."