GOSHEN- In the Village of Goshen, officials are hard at work preparing for Sunday’s 2:00 p.m. kickoff of the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade. This year’s parade, which is the 46th annual event, will feature more than 15 bands and dozens of community groups from around the region.
Village Mayor Scott Wohl is excited to have the event back in Goshen. “Twenty years ago, we clearly realized that the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade greatly benefited our residents and economy. After a brief hiatus from the Village, I am thrilled to have them back and for Goshen to, once again, be a part of this annual tradition,” said Wohl.
Kevin M. Strommer, President of the parade said, “It is an honor and with great enthusiasm that the Mid-Hudson St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has renewed its collaboration with the Village of Goshen and specifically with their Mayor Scott Wohl and Deputy Mayor Molly O’Donnell.”
The 2023 Grand Marshall, Tom McCarthy of Monroe, was selected for the honor in part because of the many years of volunteer work he has done in the community addressing childhood hunger. “I’m glad I’ve lived long enough to be honored this way,” said McCarthy. “I became a Grand Marshall because of the charity work that I do, and I like to consider myself a charity facilitator. I would like to see other people becoming involved in charity work,” said McCarty. McCarthy is active with his local food bank and said that he considers it his personal mission to make sure that no child goes hungry.
“I think I am a lucky man,” concluded McCarthy. Speaking fondly about the people he has met while volunteering through his church and the food bank, McCarthy closed by stating, “I am lucky to have the new friends that I’ve made later in life.”
The parade begins at 2:00 p.m. this Sunday, March 12th in the Village of Goshen. The parade committee is still accepting organizations interested in marching in the parade. Interested groups can email the parade committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s Grand Marshall Tom McCarthy: