The Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee has announced that the 2018 Scholarship winner is Julia Alcoba, a senior at Harrison High School. She has been on the High Honor Roll all 4 years and will be attending the School of Visual Arts in NYC next fall to study Illustration. Alcoba has been Irish dancing both competitively and for charity events since middle school, and will be teaching Irish dance to youngsters this summer.
The parade committee officially presented Alcoba with her scholarship on June 2nd at the Sedona Taphouse. Nearly $30,000 in scholarships has been awarded, a tradition that began seven years ago with the first Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade. “Our aim has always been two things,” said Chris Murphy, “To organize a great parade event for the Sound Shore community and also provide for scholarships for deserving students who have dedicated part of their lives to preserving Irish culture and heritage in our area.”
Co-owners Ron Duckstein and Bill Jablonski presented the parade committee with the “Big Check” to benefit the Parade Scholarship Fund, which was the month of March recipients of Sedona’s “Steak Out for Charity” fund-raiser. Over a thousand steak dinners were served in March, each benefitting the Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Parade Scholarship fund.
To top off the festivities, the committee formally announced the 2019 Sound Shore St. Patrick’s Day Parade dates with the unanimous blessing of the Village of Mamaroneck Board of Trustees. The 8th annual parade, a celebration of Irish-American heritage and the American immigrant experience for the entire Sound Shore community, from Port Chester to Pelham, will be held on St. Patrick’s Day, Sunday, March 17th, marching down Mamaroneck Avenue through the village of Mamaroneck to Harbor Island. Supporters agree that the route is the best place to march this side of Dublin City.
For more information on how you and your organization can march in the parade, visit www.soundshoreparade.com.