HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ -- Hamilton Township Mayor Jeff Martin announced on Monday that the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will not step off for 2021 as the coronavirus pandemic continues. The parade also was canceled last year at the start of the health crisis to protect attendees and first responders.
"It is with great disappointment and regret that, after careful consideration of the Hamilton Township St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board of Trustees, we announce the cancellation of the 2021 Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade. In the best interest of all involved, including attendees, it was mutually decided that the Parade could not be held safely during the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to face." said Martin.
The Parade Committee had chosen Jerry Sheridan as 2020 Grand Marshal and Nicole Brown as Miss St. Patrick.
Martin said he remains "thankful for the outpouring of support the Parade Committee has continued to receive, particularly from our partners including the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, IBEW Electrical Workers Local Union No. 269, First Bank, and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 9. Perhaps most of all, we thank the loyal parade attendees, who we hope stay safe and well during these troubling times."
"We look forward to safely celebrating St. Patrick’s Day together in 2022. Erin go Bragh!," Martin added."