EASTCHESTER, N.Y. - With less than two weeks until St. Patrick’s Day, Eastchester officials have been busy painting the town green in advance of the annual holiday parade.
Over the weekend, Town Supervisor Anthony Colavita was joined by St. Patrick’s Day Parade co-chair Brendan Lynch and Green Line Sponsor Mack Lee Sullivan of Eastchester Urgent Care for the ceremonial painting of the length of the parade route on local streets.
The traditional green line painting comes on the heels of the Eastchester Irish American Social Club (EIASC) announcing that Helene Murtha Dooley was named Grand Marshal of the parade, with Cathy Doody and Christine Doody-Doherty being named as celebratory honorees for their work in Eastchester.
Each of the honorees has been presented with parade sashes at an installation dinner announcing their honors, which they will sport as the toasts of the town at the 12th annual parade, which kicks off at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 13.
The parade will once again start at the Immaculate Conception School, proceeding north on Main Street into Eastchester. At the White Plains Road intersection, the route will continue north to the Lake Isle Country Club for a holiday celebration.