Statement from Mayor Martin and Chairman Vince McKelvey of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee of Hamilton:
January 25, 2021
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, NJ (MERCER)–It is with great disappointment and regret that after careful consideration of the Hamilton Township St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board of Trustees, the 2021 Hamilton St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been canceled. In the best interest of all involved, including attendees, it was mutually decided that the Parade could not be held safely during the COVID-19 pandemic we continue to face.
While Hamiltonians are saddened that they could not celebrate and honor the 2020 Grand Marshal Jerry Sheridan and Miss St. Patrick Nicole Brown, we remain thankful for the outpouring of support the Parade Committee has continued to receive, particularly from our partners including the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, IBEW Electrical Workers Local Union No. 269, First Bank, and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local Union 9. Perhaps most of all, we thank the loyal parade attendees, who we hope stay safe and well during these troubling times. We look forward to safely celebrating St. Patrick’s Day together in 2022. Erin go Bragh!
Photos and video from last year’s Saint Patrick’s Day, Lia Fail Pipes and Drums played a couple of songs in front of Hamilton Township Fire Department Station 17 since the 2020 parade was canceled and wanted to honor the tradition of St. Patrick’s Day.