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Posted on: March 11, 2020

Councilwoman Bonner Honors Friends of St. Patrick 2020 Scholarship Winner

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Farmingville, NY - On March 6, Councilwoman Jane Bonner (left) attended the annual Friends of St. Patrick Luck of the Irish Casino Night held at East Wind Long Island in Wading River. She was there to honor the organization’s $1000 scholarship winner for 2020, Miller Place High School senior, Alexa Zichinelli (right). Alexa wrote an excellent essay on Irish history and lore inspired by her great-great grandma, Mary Margaret McArdle from County Clare in Ireland. Alexa will be studying pre-med in college and is an active athlete, musician, tutor and volunteer. She aspires to become a surgeon and be a part of Doctors Without Borders.

Councilwoman Bonner said, “The Miller Place-Rocky Point Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the best around and I encourage everyone to join in on the fun. I was happy to honor Alexa for being selected as this year’s scholarship winner. She is an outstanding student and someone who will achieve much as she moves on in her life.”

The 2020 Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Sunday, March 15, starting at 1:00 pm. This year, all past parade Grand Marshals will be put back into service as this year’s Grand Marshals. The parade has a rich history that dates to 1949, when two local businessmen, John M. Sullivan and George Faulkner, formed a committee of 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.

Councilwoman Jane Bonner and Miller Place High School senior, Alexa Zichinelli

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