Lineup Announced for Dundalk's St. Patrick's Day Parade

The annual procession held in honor of Dundalk's Irish heritage kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday.

Dundalk's annual St. Patrick's Day parade, sponsored by the Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, kicks off at 11 a.m. this Saturday (March 16), beginning from the Logan Village Shopping Center and winding through town before ending at Heritage Park/Dundalk Elementary School.

From Dundalk Avenue at the shopping center, the procession will turn right on Belclare Avenue, left on Liberty Parkway, left on Dunglow Road, left on Dunmanway, right on Shipping Place and right on Playfield Street before ending at the school.

The parade lineup:

Green Unit:

Baltimore City Pipe Band, led by Ed McFarland

Baltimore County Police Honor Guard— Sgt. Robert Czawlytko

Antique fire engine and 1970 Mercury Cougar owned by Bernard Schweigman

St. Pádraig — Larry Steele

Bruce Null and Steve Smith carrying the Fáilte Go Dún Dealgan banner

Honorary Grand Marshal Lil Tirschman, escorted by Irv Becker driving a 1976 Cadillac Eldorado , and accompanied by Scott Gardner, Benjamin Mehr, Thomas Gardner, Princess Ashley, Prince Matthew Herman and leprechauns Susan and Michelle

Sharon Luette, president of parade sponsor Dundalk Chamber of Commerce, escorted by Bob Barr, driving a 1970 red convertible

Niall Brady, First Secretary of the Irish Embassy in Washington, D.C., escorted by Sam Caravello, driving a 1968 Cadillac

Capt. Jan Brown, commander of North Point Police Precinct 12, Baltimore County Police Department, escorted by Buster Boyd, driving a 1963 Ford Falcon

Grand marshals —members of the McShane Family, descendants of the founders of Dundalk, MD

Bagpiper Tom Ritter and Drummer Becky Debellis

Civil Air Patrol cadets, led by Karl Lotvedt

White Unit:

Baltimore County Auxiliary Police Honor Guard led by Lt. A.L. Holliman

John P. Umerlik - 1981 Ford Antique Fire Truck Engine #261, Retired 2006
from North Point Edgemere Fire Station

The Community College of Baltimore County, Dundalk campus

Dundalk Renaissance Corp—Janice Evans, Ralph Wickes with the DRC banner; Jacqueline Murray and Recycling Awareness Program members

Dundalk Florist—Floral delivery van, flower bearers and leprechaun

Chick-fil-A cow van—Molly Young and group

Dundalk-Patapsco Neck Historical Society and Museum—decorated car and trailer with Irish music

Relay for Life and Bark for Life team members with dog walkers

Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 451 with float, Ray Kesterson

Bagpiper Dan Lyden

Del. John Olszewski Jr.

1996 Mustang owned by Michael Proctor

Optimist Club of Dundalk, represented by President Paul Kram and Secretary Shirley Panuska

Bagpiper Ed Kitlowski

Dundalk High School Music Department, led by Director Sonya Tapley

Orange Unit:

American Legion Post 38 Dundalk Honor Guard led by Roger Thibaudeau

Bagpiper Geoff Douglas

Nicholas J. Del Pizzo III

Clowns with Pat Stevenson and the clown train

Girl Scouts of Central Maryland chorus with accordion accompaniment

Sollers Point Technical High School float, led by instructor Bill Lynch and represented by many Sollers Point Tech students

Bagpiper Steve Brady

Irish American Club of Washington D.C., led by Chris Lynch

Joe Falbo, 2012 Dundalk Citizen of the Year and Heritage Fair chairman

Vinny's Restaurant—1967 Ford Mustang driven by Vincenzo Scotto

Robert Long

Aisquith Sharpshooters, led by Buzz Chriest

Shirley Darling Dancers, led by Kathy Lee

Bagpiper Duncan Moore with drummer David McDonough

Beannachtaí Na Féile Pádraig banner carried by Bruce Shaw and Kevin Garrity

Flag bearers Bob Crandell and Dennis McCartney

Final parade vehicle with Pat and Joe Herman

Editor's Note: This lineup is subject to change.


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