Farmingville, NY – – On March 3, Councilwoman Jane Bonner attended the Friends of St. Patrick (FOSP) Dinner Dance held at East Wind Long Island in Wading River in advance of the annual Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Following tradition, Councilwoman Bonner recognized 2023 Grand Marshal, Bob Evans and the 2023 Scholarship Winner, Rocky Point High School student, Megan Reilly. Pictured left to right FOSP Member Steven Idtensohn; Councilwoman Jane Bonner; Friends of St. Patrick President, Raymond O’Sullivan; 2023 parade Grand Marshal, Bob Evans; 2023 Scholarship Winner, Rocky Point High School Senior Megan Reilly; Suffolk County Legislator Sarah Anker and FOSP member, Scott Cheslak. The Miller Place-Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on March 12 starting at 1:00 pm. The parade route starts at Harrison Avenue and Route 25A in Miller Place and then finishes at Broadway in Rocky Point.
Councilwoman Bonner said, “The Miller Place-Rocky Point Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is a wonderful time to honor the Irish and I was happy to honor this year’s Grand Marshal and Scholarship Recipient. The parade is a great North Shore tradition that draws more and more people every year.”
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.