Sussex County plans St. Patrick's Day events

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:11

    The county has planned the following events to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: St. Patrick’s Day Grand Marshal’s Dinner Monsignor Kieran McHugh is this year’s grand marshal for the sixth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A dinner in his honor will be held at the Lake Mohawk Country Club in Sparta on Saturday, Feb. 21, beginning at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour, followed by dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction. There will be Irish step dancers, bagpipers, and Irish music. Tickets are $75 per person prior to Feb. 1 and $80 thereafter. St. Patrick’s Day Mass and traditional Irish breakfast A Mass will be held on Saturday, March 7 at 8:45 a.m., at St. Jude’s in Hamburg, followed by a traditional Irish breakfast and 50/50 drawing, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Irish Cottage Inn, on Rte. 23 in Franklin. Tickets for the breakfast are $12 per person. St. Patrick’s Day Parade The parade is scheduled to be held on Saturday, March 14, on Spring Street in Newton, with a start time of 11:30 a.m. The parade route will run through downtown Newton, along Spring Street, ending at Memory Park, lasting about one hour. For more information on marching in this year’s parade or purchasing tickets to any of the events, visit, or call Dennis Harrington, committee chairman at 973-827-9179 or Mark Zschack, committee vice president, at 973-827-5228.