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 2010  Syracuse St. Patrick’sParade Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade
Saturday, March 13, 2010 starting at 12 noon

Syracuse St. Patrick’s 2010 Parade
Parade Marshals
We are asking your help in enlisting more marshals. More....
2010 Parade Theme
“Céad mile fáilte”
"one of the most well-known of all the Irish sayings" More....
Parade Inititatives
Last year, the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade & Committee went “green” in a whole new way.

In an effort to make our community’s Parade more fiscally responsible and environmentally friendly, the Parade Committee moved to online registration through its Web site, This will reduce paper usage and cut mailing costs, redirecting resources from administrative work to the staging of a first-rate Parade for our CNY community. The Web site also provides a central location for participants and viewers to follow Parade news & surrounding events.

Additionally, with some guidance from the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, the Parade Committee offered these suggestions to viewers and participants who want to help make the Parade a little easier on our planet.
  • Construct a float from recycled materials and then plan to set the material aside for use again in 2010 and beyond.
  • Travel by mass transit or car pool from your homes to downtown Syracuse. We have a map of all the city parking lots up on our Web site.

In addition to online registration, the Parade took a step toward environmental friendliness by limiting the number of vehicles in the lineup. Participants were asked to leave cars, trucks and buses at home and walk or ride on a float through the Parade route! The obvious exception is for vehicles that are used to pull floats.

In 2010, we are going to restrict groups of parents from marching with their children. An adequate number of chaperones will be allowed; however, we ask that the majority of parents meet their children at the end of the Parade.

Please, remember that this event focuses on culture and community and quite frankly, it is not an excuse for public intoxication. The Parade Committee, working in cooperation with the City of Syracuse, is taking steps to curtail excessive drinking, and we are addressing these issues with some of the establishments in Armory Square. The problems, which have arisen, are caused by less than 1/2 of 1% of the Parade spectators—but for some reason that has become the focus rather than paying homage to our community and celebrating the culture and traditions of the Irish.

Again, for the 2010 Parade, let’s focus on the wonder of the Mass at the Cathedral before the Parade (standing-room only), the Parade itself, and the party at the Hotel Syracuse after the Parade, which is a family event.

-- Janet Higgins, President, Syracuse St. Patrick's Parade Committee

Introduction of the 2009 Gaels
We are so fortunate to have such a deep pool in Syracuse of so many, many wonderful and generous people—the leprechauns have had such a difficult time choosing only a select few.

First, let us get to our Gaels this year—both of these wonderful individuals were involved and employed by the media for several years. Remarkably, both served our country honorably with the coast guard!

This young woman goes along with our theme of Tir na nÓg (at the very least - young at heart)! She is a native of Syracuse, she was formerly employed by the Herald Journal and the Post Standard for 22 years. She was and remains today a ‘great friend’ of the parade, and a great supporter of Project Children. Our first Gael of the year is none other than the wonderful, Jackie Coley!

Our next Gael, a CNY-Valley native, has been in the public eye for more than 45 years. Our Gael is a former SU football player & crew member, as well as a long-time sports official. He is a proud Irishman & has been part of almost every Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade since Channel 9 began their broadcasting. He has done countless pre-parade stories, and he sat next to our dear founder, Nancy Duffy, in the newsroom for many, many years. He has contributed much to our grand parade, including ideas on themes, features, marching units & more. Please welcome this wonderful man who embodies everything the Syracuse St. Patrick’s Parade was created to celebrate, Mike Price!


The Syracuse St Patrick's Parade was founded by Nancy Duffy. It all began with a meeting at Coleman’s Pub and Nancy’s desire to bring her Irish heritage and culture to the streets of Syracuse. More about Nancy Duffy....

 Members and Directors
Sheila Shattuck* Janet Higgins
Joseph O’Hara* G. Kevin Barrett
Rev. John Ahern Richard Walsh
Kathleen Kelly* Jim “Curly” Cahill
Kristin Etoll Kevin Ryan
Michael Harrington Jeff Mercer
Parade Committee
Honorary Directors
John F.X. Mannion Kevin Reilly
Richard Liddle Congressman James Walsh
President spacer Janet Higgins
Vice President spacer Kristin Etoll
Secretary spacer G. Kevin Barrett
Treasurer spacer Richard Walsh
Parade Chaplain spacer Reverend John Ahern
Grand Marshal Dinner
Co-Chairs spacer Kristin Etoll
  Trisha McGuire
 Parade Day Festivities
Parade Operations spacer Mike Harrington
Band/Float Judges spacer David Hayes
  “Miss Judy” Marnell
Ham Operators spacer Vivian Douglas
Dhuine Uasail spacer Roxanne Compoli
Mass spacer Kristin Etoll
Parade Lawyer spacer George Deptula, Esq.
Band Checks spacer Ed Dunn
Parade Announcers spacer Ed Ryan
  David Hayes
City of Syracuse Liaison spacer Mary Beth Roach
Parade Committee
Bonnie Arnold Melody Ernst
Sharon Campbell David Hayes
R. Michael Campbell Jesse McCormick, Jr.
Roxanne McAloon Compoli Trisha McGuire
Erin Cunia Terry McHugh
Claire Dunn “Miss Judy” Marnell
Kay O. Ellis Robert Young
 Hunger Project
Jesse McCormick, Jr. Roxanne McAloon Compoli
“Miss Judy” Marnell  
*Denotes Members

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