St Patricks Parade Participant Information
In the link below you will find a pdf of the complete lineup for this Sunday’s Hackettstown St. Patrick’s Parade.
The Parade Lineup starts at 2:30 pm, with a 3:30 pm kickoff, please read ALL of the following information and instruct your group accordingly.
ARRIVAL: Upon arrival at your lineup area (identified alphabetically by signs), please check in with your Division Captain (they will be wearing a green Parade Staff sweatshirt) to confirm your lineup position, since there may have been last-minute changes. Please follow your Division Captain’s instructions at all times.
INFORMATION TABLE: We will have a parade information table set up on the corner of Valentine and Washington Streets.
CANDY/HANDOUTS: If you plan to hand out candy, we recommend that you bring enough for the entire parade route. MARS has provided some candy for groups, so if you need some, please visit the Information Table. ALL groups handing out ANYTHING to the crowd must complete the form at this link and turn it in at the Information Table.
Reminder: DO NOT THROW ITEMS – please place them in a people’s hands for safety.
CLICK HERE for the HANDOUT FORM
SPACING: Please keep your group moving and be mindful of spacing so that we do not have large gaps in the parade. Your Division Captain will be marching along with the parade, so please follow their instructions to keep the spacing even.
WRNJ ANNOUNCER/PERFORMANCE AREA: Groups are welcome to stop and perform for a brief time at the designated performance area (in front of the red brick Trinity Church), however you are not required to stop. Bands often play their signature piece as they march through.
FLOATS: Judging of floats will take place at 1:30pm in the Train Station Parking lot. If you have a float, but do not plan on being judged, please be sure to be at your lineup area promptly by 2:30 pm, so that we can have you in the proper position.
PETS/ANIMALS: Any groups that have animals marching with them must have a designated Pooper Scooper.
CARS: Remember to decorate with an Irish flair and show your St Patrick’s spirit. ABSOLUTELY NO ENGINE REVVING OR EXCESSIVE HORN BLOWING!
COSTUMED CHARACTERS: The Hackettstown Police Department needs to know if your group will have any costumed characters with concealed faces. If you have a marcher in full costume and their face is not visible, you must let us know.
Any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to ask!