Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Delhi, NY

The Greater Delhi Area Chamber (GDAC) of Commerce is sponsoring the First Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 19th. The parade will start at noon on Elm Street in Delhi and travel down Main Street to Bridge Street. If you are interested in participating in the parade, please email Ed O'Neill at edchef1850@yahoo.com or call him at (845) 676-3980.

Currently the parade will feature the Schenectady Pipe Band, the Hobart Pipe & Drum Corp and the Lamont brothers playing bagpipes. Floats participating include the Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Fire Departments, several from SUNY Delhi, Delaware County Relay For Life, Papa's Lil Express, Black Willow Morgans, Maple Shade Farm, and Raegan's dancers from The Cardio Club in Delhi. The Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce will also have a float in the parade to highlight our chamber members.

After the parade, make sure stop by the Court House Square in the center of the village and listen to some pipe music. The Schenectady Pipe Band will be playing from after the parade until 2pm. After that, stop by O'Neill's Shire Pub at 123 Main Street for the last day of the $20 Lobster Fest and listen to the Fighting 86's, a Celtic Rock band from Albany, New York. At Ray's Fine Wine and Spirits at 70 Main Street, they will be offering FREE Irish Whiskey tastings and Cheryl Lins, proprietor and master distiller will be on-site conducting tastings of her award winning "Rye Dog" unaged artisanal whiskey from rye.

March 19th also marks the last day for the buy local promotion "Keep your GREEN LOCAL...and you might get LUCKY." For every $10 you spend in the following businesses until March 19th, you get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to that business. Bagels N Cream, Blackberry House, Cross Roads Café, Delhi Diner, O'Neill's Shire Pub, Rachel's Framing & Fine Art, Ray's Fine Wine & Spirits, The Cardio Club, Steinway Book Co & Blue Bee Café, Stewart's Department Store, Teresa Reed-Licensed Massage Therapist, & Viafore Family Chiropractic are all participating businesses. Check out the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce on Facebook for more information.

Chamber President Raegan Reed says she is looking forward to the parade and is hoping it will bring our community members downtown, as well as draw in visitors from the neighboring towns. Reed says she is also excited about the Greater Delhi Area Chamber's "Buy Local Promotion" and hopes this too will draw people downtown and into our Main Street Businesses! Let's keep our green local.

"We wanted to celebrate Saint Patrick's Day in Delhi as a community, and we thought a parade would be the perfect way to do that" says Chamber member and planner of the parade Ed O'Neill, owner of O'Neill's Shire Pub. "We're so happy to hear so many people talking about it and joining in to march or create a float"

The mission of the Greater Delhi Area Chamber of Commerce is to help build and maintain a great place to live work and play for the community.

Check out the GDAC on Facebook or email delhichamber@delhitel.net to be added to their email list and be kept up to date on what's going on in the Delhi Area.

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