THANK YOU, THROGGS NECK!
From The Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
Thank you to Grand Marshals Rosemary Lombard, Joseph McManus, and Father Stephen Norton as the Honored Clergy who led the 15th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and for their extraordinary support of the Parade. We could only hope that future Grand Marshals are as involved and committed as you were. The Parade Committee is grateful to have had such wonderful people lead the Parade, and also a special thank you to Father Norton for starting the day with such a beautiful Mass.
Thank you to the families of the Honorary Grand Marshal who allowed us to recognize their loved ones for their accomplishments and contributions to the Bronx. Thank you to the families of Abby Devany Bonelli, William Brennan, Barbara Callahan, William Clancy, Donald Clarke, Geri Demers, Thomas Dunleavy, John Elliott, Jim Halpin Sr., William Hession, Malachy Higgins, Peter Junta Jr., Michael Kelleher, Michael Lenihan, Paul Lynch, Ray McCann Sr., Mark McKay, Thomas Aquinas Moore, Michael Morgan, Thomas Mulroy, Joan Murphy, Peggy Murphy, Bob Rohan, and Ann Toohey.
Thank you to Jim McQuade and Schuyler Funeral Home for underwriting the cost of breakfast. The McQuade Family’s support of the Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade is so amazing, year after year.
Thank you to Manhattan Beer Distributors for their donation of the commemorative t-shirts, sponsorship banners and continued support of the Parade, year after year.
Thank you to the incredible volunteers who served breakfast to hundreds after Mass, especially Dan O’Connor, Robert “Beefman” Engel, Robert Johnson, Brendan Golden, Eileen Albin, Donna Callahan, Liz Donnelly, Gina Guzman, Colleen Lewis, Katie O’Brien, Jamie Skrapits, Vicki Papp, Tricia O’Toole, Christian Bistany, Slater O’Brien, Kelsey O’Brien and Aiden O’Brien. Thank you to the Marina del Rey who prepared the food, gratis, that was served at breakfast and a special thank you to Barrino’s Market.
Thank you to the sponsors, the elected officials, the families of the Grand Marshals and Honorary Grand Marshals, the bands, schools, organizations, businesses and other marchers, all of whom made the Parade so grand! We are proud to say 19 bands and over 60 groups joined the line of march. We appreciate your faith and support!
Thank you to Laurie Galioto, the Line of March Chairman, who helped guide the marchers, and for your tireless work on the journal and other important endeavors.
Thank you to Captain James R. McGeown of the 45th Precinct, the officers of the 45th Precinct and the NYPD for their hard work to make sure everyone was safe during the Parade. We also want to thank 45th Precinct Community Affairs Officers AnneMarie Morrison and Diane Beato.
Thank you to Assistant Chief Carlos Gomez and Lieutenant John Donnellan, Patrol Borough Bronx, who coordinated the event.
Thank you to the NYC Parks Department, and especially Pelham Bay Park Administrator Marianne Anderson for helping us with the chairs needed for the Grand Stand.
Thank you to Jim McQuade and Chris Dalton for their superb emceeing at the Reviewing Stand. Thank you to Peggy Vega for her research on the marching groups.
Thank you to Chateau Stables for their contribution toward the beautiful horse and carriage for our Grand Marshals.
Thank you to Barbara Miller, our very gifted friend and seamstress who made the beautiful sashes for our Grand Marshals. Barbara, you are an expert at your craft and we appreciate your commitment – even long distance!
Thank you to those of you who participated in our Contest to select the artwork to be used on our Parade Journal cover and on the commemorative t-shirts. Special thanks to Cate Behringer who had the winning entry!
Thank you to Peggy Vega and Jayne Tracy and the local establishments and businesses who worked hard to sell the commemorative t-shirts.
Thank you to the flag hangers who diligently hung the Irish and American flags on East Tremont Avenue. Thank you to Kevin Walsh, Willie Frano, Danny Baumann, Danielle Peters, Billy Rueger Jr., and Leo Kibler Jr., who helped us hang them and Lloyd Bistany who took them down. Your hard work helped make sure Tremont was alive with the pride of Ireland and the USA! Also, a belated shout out to Peter and Katherine Ficke who helped last year!
Thank you to the volunteers who helped us deliver the Journal books this year - Brian Schumacher, John Curtain and Mike Bistany.
Thank you to Patrick James Crorkin and Nicky Multari for hanging all the Parade Sponsor banners at the Grand Stand.
Thank you to Joe Mondello of Wide Area Communications for your work with the sound system.
Thank you to Jerry Landi of Amuck Duck Productions for recording the day’s events for us.
Thank you to Don Dzubiak who paints the green line down Tremont Avenue for us at a “Benevolent” price.
Thank you to Derek Woods for his expert coverage of the parade, year after year.
Thank you to Seamus Carey, Kathy Gallagher and the staff of the Wicked Wolf for hosting the parade committee meetings week after week. Your hospitality is always appreciated.
Thank you to the thousands of people who lined the Parade Route to cheer on the marchers and provided an amazing atmosphere! This Parade is always held the Sunday before St. Patrick’s Day, rain or shine – so plan to join us again next year on Sunday, March 16, 2014. The spectators make the day fantastic!
Thank you to everyone who purchased a page in the journal, bought a t-shirt, and gave their time and energy to make the 15th Annual Throggs Neck St. Patrick’s Day Parade so special!
Special thanks to the 2013
Platinum and Emerald Sponsors!
($1,000.00 and above)
NYS Assemblyman Michael Benedetto
Brewski’s Bar and Grill
US Congressman Joseph Crowley
The Frano Family
Empire City Casino
Manhattan Beer Distributors
Marina del Rey Caterers
The McCooey Family
Joseph McManus and Family
The McQuade Family - Schuyler Hill Funeral Home
Plumbers Local Union #1
The Wicked Wolf Restaurant
Law Office of Patrick Wynne
($500.00 to 999.99)
Bronx Board of Business Agents
Colony Building Supply
Brian, MaryEllen, Emily and Tara Elliott
Stephen Kaufman, PC
The Riverdale Steakhouse
As you can see, it took so many people to make this Parade a reality. We can’t possibly thank everyone by name, but we certainly appreciate the hard work and effort! This is a proud Bronx event and we are so pleased to be a part of this wonderful community.