New London St. Patrick's Day Parade To Include Gov. Malloy, Lt. Gov. Wyman

Connecticut governor and lieutenant governor will march in March 17 procession

Gov. Dannel Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman will take part in the downtown parade scheduled for March 17, the New London St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee has announced.

"The parade committee is excited to be joined by these two outstanding leaders from our state," said committee chair Sean Murray.

“I am looking forward to joining New London in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day,” Malloy said in a statement. “I applaud the organizers for all of their work to make this great day happen.”

Wyman was the grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day parade hosted by the New London Irish Parade in 2011. Malloy was scheduled to take this role in that year's parade, but had to cancel in order to travel to Washington, D.C. to speak with President Barack Obama on emergency aid.

The committee previously announced the selection of New London's municipal historian Sally Ryan as this year's grand marshal and Waterford student Darcy Van Ness as the parade's queen. The committee says more than 40 groups have signed up to take part in the parade including floats, dancers, and local musicians. Michael Doyle is sponsoring a performance of Irish music by the Boston group The Swaggerin' Growlers, who will play live on a parade float.

The parade will stage on South Water Street and march along Bank Street, State Street, and Washington Street. The parade begins at 1 p.m. on March 17.

Anyone wishing to apply to march in the parade should contact Barbara Neff at bj@neffproductions.com.

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Felicia Hendersen March 07, 2013 at 04:09 PM
Sue P. March 07, 2013 at 09:57 PM
Will they be selling rotten tomatoes or should we bring our own. (this is a joke to all of you with no sense of humor)
BTD CEO March 08, 2013 at 11:15 AM
Will they be riding Janet's new line of tanks she ordered for the gun confiscation plan they have going on?
Clark van der Lyke March 08, 2013 at 12:49 PM
What is parade protocol for Nancy Wyman? How many steps behind Governor Malloy and how far to which side? In step and wave with the Gov. or independently?
Clark van der Lyke March 08, 2013 at 12:51 PM
But wait! Gov. Malloy isn't coming so Nancy Wyman is on her own!
Felicia Hendersen March 08, 2013 at 03:16 PM
Clark, that is what happened before correct?


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