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Talk Around Town: St. Patrick’s Day

The Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Jersey Shore, spend much of the Belmar-Lake Como parade season helping to raise funds for the parade by participating in the weekly fundraisers held at local restaurants/pubs, while enjoying the Irish music and fare. The FSOS held their own parade fundraiser on Feb. 26, with the Pat Roddy providing the entertainment. The Friendly Sons expect to have up to 1,000 members in a sea of green jackets marching down Main Street in Belmar! – Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh, Jersey Shore President Craig Coyle

I grew up in Rumson and now live in Fair Haven, so I’m always excited for the Rumson parade. Peninsula Dog is a Facebook community I started a few years ago that is everything dog! This is our first year in the parade. Walking behind our banner will be mini poodle Magnus, Morkie poo Brie, beagle Bingo, English chocolate Labrador Goose, Shih Tzus Elle and Bee Gee, Maltipoo Tayte, Yorkie poo Maya, silky terrier poodle Henry, pit bull mix Sasha, and poodle Elliott. – Melissa Neczesny, founder of Peninsula Dog

St. Patrick’s Day is a very exciting time of year for Irish dancers! We get to perform for all different kinds of audiences from big shows to parades to nursing homes. It is so much fun to be able to give back to our community with our passion for dance. We can truly have fun without any stress of competitions or judges. I absolutely love seeing my dancers dance for joy! We call this our “March Madness.” – Colleen Kenny, TCRG and owner of D’Arcy School of Irish Dance

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