Farmingville, NY – On March 17, Councilwoman Jane Bonner celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by marching in the 69th Annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade, sponsored by the Friends of St. Patrick. The parade route traveled east on Route 25 A from Miller Place to Rocky Point and featured floats from local organizations, fire departments, local school bands, scout troops, Irish pipe bands and more. Pictured left to right are Arianna and Mikayla Zeldin; Assemblyman Anthony Palumbo; Councilwoman Bonner; Congressman Lee Zeldin; Town of Brookhaven Superintendent of Highways Dan Losquadro, and Suffolk County Comptroller John Kennedy.Councilwoman Bonner said, “Marching in the Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day parade is something I look forward to every year. The weather was perfect and there was a big crowd of friendly and familiar faces enjoying this great North Shore tradition.”The Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade has a rich history that dates back to 1949, when two local businessmen, John M. Sullivan and George Faulkner, formed a committee of local residents and businessmen to organize a parade. On March 11, 1950, the first Grand Marshal, John Sullivan, led the parade down Route 25A from Miller Place to downtown Rocky Point. Nearly 1000 people attended the inaugural event.
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