Councilman William Holohan Beale – Named Grand Marshal of the 2023 Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade!
This year’s parade will be held on Saturday, March 4th!
Line Up at 12 noon
Step Off at 1 p.m. Sharp
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Facebook.com – Councilman William H. Beale
“To say that I am honored would be an understatement. A sincere THANK YOU to the members of the Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade Committee for nominating and electing me to the prestigious title of Grand Marshal for the 2023 Dutchess County St. Patrick’s Parade, stepping off at 1pm on Saturday, March 4th in the Village of Wappingers Falls.
This incredible honor means so much to me, having been involved with this gala parade since its inception and serving as its Master of Ceremonies for the past 25 years. I take great pride in my Irish roots and this parade has truly been a family affair for decades. As many know, my late mother had a passion for all things Irish, loved visiting the motherland – Ireland, and couldn’t get enough of this parade! She spent many years co-chairing the committee’s Emerald Ball with her sister Trish Holohan-Costello, and was very involved in the annual scholarship awards. I will proudly march in her honor on this great day!! My father continues his involvement as a parade marshal each year handling logistics and line-up on Parade Day.
The rumor is Past Grand Marshal Joe Daily may be able to take the reigns as MC this year – if we are so lucky, we will be in great hands!!
I can’t wait to ‘march forth’ on March 4th!