NUTLEY, NJ - Girl Scout Troops came out in force to celebrate St. Patrick's Day at the Nutley Irish American Association's 40th Annual Parade. The parade, held March 3, is the first in the Garden State during the St. Patrick's season.

Governor Murphy and local dignitaries were a part of this year's celebration, but no other group was as well represented as the Girl Scouts. The young women of the Nutley troops don't just march in parades, as the weather warms up residents may spot brightly colored "kindness rocks" in Nutley Parks. The rocks, with messages like "Be Kind" and "Love" were created by Girl Scouts as a part of anti-bullying and friendship initiative.

These women have been a part of every Nutley St. Patrick's Parade as long as anyone can remember, and plan to be in all future parades. 

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The 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Saturday March 2, 2019 on Harrison Street Nutley near Holy Famly Church. TAPinto Nutley will return as a sponsor of the parade in 2019.

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TAPinto Nutley is proud to be a sponsor of the Nutley Chamber of Commerce 5K (May 6), Nutley Relay for Life (May 18), Rock Hunger at the Old Canal Inn (June 22), Nutley Family Service Bureau Garden Party (Sept.9), Santa's Arrival (Nov. 23), and the 41st Annual Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (March 2, 2019)

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