Paul Monte, President of The Montauk Chamber Of Commerce, has been named Grand Marshal for Montauk’s 52nd Annual St Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday March 23.
“I am thrilled that our Chamber President is Grand Marshal this year. Paul loves our community and demonstrates this through all the things he does for Montauk. The Friends of Erin could not have made a better selection for this honor in leading the parade,” said Executive Director of the Montauk Chamber, Laraine Creegan.
On the morning of the parade, Montauk Chamber’s Famous Soup Sale features the parade’s anniversary mugs, which go on sale at 10 a.m., with hot soup to follow starting at 11a.m. All soup is donated by Montauk restaurants – Duryea’s Lobster Deck, Montauk Yacht Club, Gurney’s Sea Grille, Inlet Seafood, John’s Pancake House and Sole East are just a few who participated in 2013.
This year the parade continues to focus on family-friendly floats and fun. Bagpipe bands representing towns from all over Long Island will also march. The parade will run up Edgemere Street, then right on South Edison Street and then enters Main Street at the east end of town.
Leading up to the parade, the Friends of Erin will host the 10th Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the Point Bar & Grill on Saturday March 15 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The evening will include music, raffles and prizes. The Grand Marshal’s Luncheon is on Friday, March 21 at Gurney’s Inn, from noon to 3 p.m. The Friends of Erin Gala Cocktail Party will be held on Saturday March 22, also at Gurney’s, from 4 to 8 p.m. There will be a buffet, open bar and live music. Pot of Gold Raffle winners will also be drawn here.
For more information, visit montaukfriendsoferin.org.