Announcing the Grand Marshal And the Princes and Princesses for the 2014 St. James St. Patrick’s Day Parade - Saturday March 15th
The St. James Chamber of Commerce will hold their 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 15, 2014 along Lake Avenue beginning at 1pm.
It is with great pleasure and honor, the Board of Directors of the St. James Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their selection of George Powers as 2014 Grand Marshall in their 30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
George Powers is honored to be selected as the Grand Marshall of the 30th annual St. James St. Patrick’s Day Parade! As a 1968 graduate of SUNY Cobleskill, George worked for many years in the garden and nursery industry before purchasing Hither Brook Nursery and Florist in 1977, where it has continued to be a family business. With his wife, Valerie of 40 years and children, Deborah, George Jr. and Gregory, clients have become friends who value the personalized service with care and commitment to detail.
George has fond memories of painting shamrocks along Lake Avenue at the very first St. Patrick’s Day Parade in St. James 30 years ago.Together his grandchildren, Gregory Jr., Lily, Eric and Justin, and his daughter in laws, Cathy and Vivian, as well as his little canine buddies, Guinness and Jameson are thrilled that he has been bestowed the honor of being Grand Marshall. The community will share excitement for a man who has been involved and active in his community for his donations such as to the St. James Fire Department for their Holiday Parades, as well as other community events. Congratulations to George Powers, 2014 Grand Marshall of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
The St. James Chamber of Commerce and the great community of St. James wants to take this opportunity to honor and recognize George Powers and thank him for all his time and service to the community.
“With my diligent parade staff, that has worked very hard to kick off this year’s parade, it should be a great turn out!! Participating this year we have local businesses, clubs organizations.” states Parade director Kerry Maher also board member of the St. James Chamber of Commerce
Sean Gaine- is 4 1/2 years old and he attends St. James Lutheran Preschool. Sean goes to Flips gymnastics. He loves WWE wrestling and likes to wrestle with his brother. He also likes to play cars and make buildings with legos and blocks. Sean loves to help cook and bake.
Liam Gaine is 6 1/2 years old and in Mrs. Muffly’s 1st grade class at St. James Elementary School. Liam plays baseball, flag football, basketball and is starting dek hockey this spring.Liam likes to play video games, Legos, and cars with his brother. He also has fun with his new puppy, Bailey.
Brendan Carroll- son of St. James Fire Dept Chief Liam and Erin and younger brother of Owen, was born in 2007 with deep Irish roots. His grandfather sailed to America from Ireland in 1963 on The Carinthia. Brendan attends first grade at St. James Elementary School. He loves to read, play hockey, lacrosse and golf, and looks forward to the day he can march in the parade with his dad, brother and the rest of the members of the St. James Fire Department. Brendan is excited to show his Irish pride at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade!
Colin J Loughlin-age 7, attends 1st grade at St. James Elementary. Colin loves model trains and Police (his grandfather, Peter Loughlin; was Chief of Police for Head Of the Harbor and his pop pop was a police officer in NJ). Colin enjoys playing soccer, football and playing with his friends.
Hope Dubon-7 yr old 1st graders at St. James Elementary. She enjoys taking jazz dance classes and being a Daisy scout with troop 3751. She loves drawing and would like to be an Art Teacher one day. Hope loves watching the St. Patrick’s Day Parade every year and is proud to be chosen as a princess.
Quinn Hailey Smith- 5year old and is kindergarten class at St. James Elementary School. She will be starting her 5th season of soccer for Smithtown Kickers this spring, has been dancing at Chorus Line Dance Studio for 4years, is Smithtown Bulls Cheerleader and is in Daisy Troop 591. She is also very excited to be playing deck hockey at Saint Pats for the first time this spring. Quinn loves ice skating, rollerblading, drawing, bike riding, playing with her friends, singing, dancing and playing with her dolls. She is the youngest of four children and has 3 big brothers, Justin, Ryan and Brendan.
Hailee Rannazzisi- 5 1/2year old who loves animals, makeup, arts and crafts and of course, princesses. One of her favorite things to do is go to the fire house with her Mom and pretend she is a firefighter just like her Mom, Dad, Grandpa, Uncles Danny and Gordon and her Aunt Starr. Hailee goes to St. James Elementary School and enjoys spending time with her friends and learning new things everyday.