Past and Present Grand Marshals of the Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Past and Present Grand Marshals of the Annual “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade

James “Jim” Sumbrum Sr. has been chosen as the Grand Marshal of the 25th edition of the “Old Neighborhood” St. Patrick’s Day Parade and will lead the procession through the historic streets of the Valley and Old First Ward neighborhoods on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.

Here’s a List of All the Past Grand Marshals

  • 2017 – Mark J.F. Schroeder
  • 2016 – Henry Connors
  • 2015 – John Nostrant
  • 2014 – Jeremiah Hassett
  • 2013 – Ann McMahon
  • 2012 – Mary Ellen Sumbrum
  • 2011 – George O’Donnell
  • 2010 – Peg Szczygielr
  • 2009 – John Scanlon
  • 2008 – Gene & Mary McCarthy
  • 2007 – Charlotte Misuraca
  • 2006 – Bertha “Bert” Hyde
  • 2005 – Virginia “Ginny” Decker
  • 2004 – Elizabeth “Bootsie” Yuskiw
  • 2003 – Mike “Ozzie” Overdorf
  • 2002 – Mike Fitzpatrick
  • 2001 – Doris Bouquard
  • 2000 – Bill Leonard
  • 1999 – Jack & Betty McGuire
  • 1998 – Dan Higgins
  • 1997 – Don “Bughead” Smith
  • 1996 – Geraldine Butler
  • 1995 – Joe Boulanger
  • 1994 – Jim “Boss” Marren

The Parade Route

The 25th annual parade will kick off at 12 Noon from the Valley Community Center and will wind through the streets of the historic Buffalo River Community. Viewing of the parade is available along South Park Avenue (between Hamburg Street and Smith Street), Smith Street (between South Park Avenue and Elk Street), Elk Street (between Smith Street and South Park Avenue), Hamburg Street (between South Park Avenue and South Street), and South Street (between Hamburg Street and Louisiana Street).

Immediately following the parade will be the traditional grand Irish “Hooley” featuring live music by “Emerald Isle” as well as plenty of food and drink. The “Hooley” runs from 1pm-5pm at the Valley Community Center.


For More Information on the Valley’s St. Patrick’s Day Festivities


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