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Everyone’s a Little Irish on St. Patrick’s Day in Newton

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Credits: Danielle Francisco
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The Town Crier kicks off the Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Newton Credits: Danielle Francisco
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Members of the Newton Fire Department walk in the parade before their fire truck Credits: Danielle Francisco
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Children line Spring Street wearing green to see Newton's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade Credits: Danielle Francisco
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Former Grand Marshall Sen. Steven Oroho and Jeff Parrott Sussex County Clerk Credits: Danielle Francisco
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Michael Francisco enjoys the horns on the multiple fire trucks form all different towns of Sussex County Credits: Danielle Francisco
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NEWTON, NJ—Residents from all over the County Seat lined up along Spring Street sporting the Irish colors Saturday, March 19 for the annual Newton St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Despite the chilly weather at the start, it was not long before the sun was shining through on all the parade goers, cars, and animals that had joined in or had come to watch the parade.

The parade was comprised of 73 groups, more than 1000 people, 87 vehicles, eight floats and trailers, and 60 animals.

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This years’ Grand Marshall was Tim Dunnigan, Principal of Vernon High School. He played professional basketball in Ireland. Dunnigan was accompanied by his wife, Bernie. Together they have three children; Patrick, Keriann, and Connor.

The 73 or so groups that participated in the parade are as follows in order of appearance in the parade:

  • Newton Police- Chief of Police Michael Richards
  • Sussex County Marine Corp League Detachment 747, Color Guard
  • Vernon Township Marching Band
  • Newton Town Council Members
  • An Clar School of Irish Dance
  • Newton Medical Center
  • Tri-State Military Transport Vehicles
  • Town Fire Departments:
    • Newton, Hampton, Andover Borough, Andover. Branchville, Franklin, Fredon Twp, Hamburg, Lafayette Volunteer, Montague, Sparta, Stanhope, and Vernon
  • Newton Ambulance Squad
  • Newton Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary
  • Newton First Aid Squad
  • Lakeland First Aid Squad
  • Blue Ridge Rescue Squad
  • Stillwater Emergency Rescue Squad
  • Vernon Township Ambulance Squad
  • Red Cross of Sussex County
  • Franklin Band
  • State Officials: State Senator Steve Oroho, Assembly woman Gail Phoebus, & Assemblyman Parker Space
  • Sussex County Officials & Freeholders
  • Sussex County Republican Committee
  • Lenahan School of Irish Dance
  • Greater Newton Chamber of Commerce
  • Fitzpatrick Group Home
  • Weichert Realtors
  • Kenny Cavanaugh School of Irish Dance
  • Police Pipes and Drums of Morris County
  • Past Grand Marshalls
  • Sussex County St. Patrick’s Day Committee
  • The Irish American Association of Northwest New Jersey
  • Little Mr. Newton - Rodolfo Sarmiento Romero , Junior Miss Spirit of the USA - Danielle Penny, USA National Miss Garden State Pre-Teen - Mackenzie Genung
  • Sussex County Fall Pageant Winners
  • Rory O’Moore Pipes & Drums
  • Catholic Academy of Sussex County - St, Joseph’s Regional School and Immaculate Conception Regional School
  • Knights of Columbus and  Saint Kateri Knights of Columbus and Columbian Squires Circle 5177
  • Sussex County Political Organization
  • Skylands Tea Party
  • Sussex County Board of Elections
  • Sussex County Democratic Committee
  • Tri-County Pipes and Drums
  • Civil War Re-enactment Regiment
  • Rangers of Wild West City
  • Boy Scout Troop 187 and Cub Scout Troop 184
  • Girl Scout Troop 96131 and Brownie Troop 6136
  • Hike it Baby Sussex County
  • North Jersey Antique Engine and Machinery Club
  • Christ Community Church
  • Awesome Alpaca Adventurers 4H Club
  • Riversedge Horse Rescue and Sanctuary
  • North Jersey Quarter Horse Association
  • Serene Horse Ranch
  • 102.3 WSUS
  • 103.7 WNNJ
  • 200 Club
  • Tri-State Rentals

Many more parade photos and videos can be found in a photo album on the TAP into Newton Facebook page

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