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A parade tradition might ring out again - Greenwich Time

There are 25 comments on the Greenwich Time story from Feb 4, 2009, titled A parade tradition might ring out again - Greenwich Time. In it, Greenwich Time reports that:

If all goes well, come the big St. Patrick's Day parade next month, the Greenwich High School Band will be playing "The Bells of St.

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KAL

Garnerville, NY

#1 Feb 4, 2009
Very nice...I know someone that is thrilled the tradition will live on.
street

East Longmeadow, MA

#2 Feb 4, 2009
The St. Patrick's Day parade!! What the hell, the town is laying off 70 people. They need to make cuts, how about cutting the parade. Its a waste of money, paying overtime for cops, volunteers using tax dollars to have parties, All the equipment trucks and fire truck wasting fuel. Its a great tradition but so is having a job and providing for a family. PRIORITIES
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#3 Feb 4, 2009
street wrote:
The St. Patrick's Day parade!! What the hell, the town is laying off 70 people. They need to make cuts, how about cutting the parade. Its a waste of money, paying overtime for cops, volunteers using tax dollars to have parties, All the equipment trucks and fire truck wasting fuel. Its a great tradition but so is having a job and providing for a family. PRIORITIES
You're right, Street. We should all go to church and pray everyday or better yet, build Greenwich's own version of the wailing wall.
Figaro

AOL

#4 Feb 4, 2009
Street: lighten up.The St Patrick's parade is one of the biggest commnity events of the year.When the mood is sour it's all the more reason to bust out with a happy, exuberant community event that everyonE looks forward to and enjoys.Even during the Great Depression, there were still parades and such.
Cos Cob mom

East Meadow, NY

#5 Feb 4, 2009
street wrote:
The St. Patrick's Day parade!! What the hell, the town is laying off 70 people. They need to make cuts, how about cutting the parade. Its a waste of money, paying overtime for cops, volunteers using tax dollars to have parties, All the equipment trucks and fire truck wasting fuel. Its a great tradition but so is having a job and providing for a family. PRIORITIES
The parade is a showcase for kids - participation by the GHS marching band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, dancers etc. It is fun event and brings many families together.
Truth teller

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Feb 5, 2009
When is the parade, does anyone know? The 15th or the 22nd?

Since: Jul 08

Franklin Square, NY

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Truth teller wrote:
When is the parade, does anyone know? The 15th or the 22nd?
I think the 22nd.
Retired GPD

United States

#8 Feb 5, 2009
Truth teller wrote:
When is the parade, does anyone know? The 15th or the 22nd?
Confirmed....the date is March 22nd

Since: Jul 08

Franklin Square, NY

#9 Feb 5, 2009
street wrote:
The St. Patrick's Day parade!! What the hell, the town is laying off 70 people. They need to make cuts, how about cutting the parade. Its a waste of money, paying overtime for cops, volunteers using tax dollars to have parties, All the equipment trucks and fire truck wasting fuel. Its a great tradition but so is having a job and providing for a family. PRIORITIES
In other cities, the parade commities raise money throughout the year to pay for the costs. I don't know how they do it in Greenwich. I would be disappointed if they canceled it, but would understand it if they did.

Dia dhuit!
Figaro

AOL

#10 Feb 5, 2009
have they announced the Grand Marshal yet ?
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#11 Feb 5, 2009
Figaro wrote:
have they announced the Grand Marshal yet ?
I haven't heard...I'll see if I can, "crack the case"!

Since: Jul 08

Franklin Square, NY

#12 Feb 5, 2009
Retired GPD wrote:
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I haven't heard...I'll see if I can, "crack the case"!
Should be you.
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#13 Feb 5, 2009
Thanks....but they have me where I belong.... at the end.
former res

Norristown, PA

#14 Feb 5, 2009
I can be the token mick. Or at least walk in the parade with a sash on me that says something..."fomer res" LOL
Retired GPD

Garnerville, NY

#15 Feb 5, 2009
Why not...everybody else does and is welcomed. Just don't bring a fire truck! way too many of those!

Since: Jul 08

Franklin Square, NY

#16 Feb 5, 2009
So long as the sash is green, white & orange and not just orange!
KAL

Garnerville, NY

#17 Feb 5, 2009
former res wrote:
Or at least walk in the parade with a sash on me that says something..."fomer res" LOL
That's funny! I'll walk with you.
former res

Norristown, PA

#18 Feb 5, 2009
KAL wrote:
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That's funny! I'll walk with you.
It's a deal!
KAL

Garnerville, NY

#19 Feb 5, 2009
former res wrote:
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It's a deal!
Good. Now I have to run out and find the pants!
former res

Norristown, PA

#20 Feb 5, 2009
KAL wrote:
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Good. Now I have to run out and find the pants!
All the wives and girlfriends watching the parade will be jealous - their men will be greatly distracted!(They won't have seen Jordache jeans for many years.)

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