White Plains St. Pat’s Day Parade Step Off 1 P.M. Saturday

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White Plains St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The Parade will begin at 1 p.m. (time changed  from noon due to rain) on Mamaroneck Avenue and proceed to City Hall, on Main Street. Mary Beth Walsh, MD, representing Burke Rehabilitation Hospital and their 100 years of service to White Plains and beyond, has been named Grand Marshal and will lead the parade along with her Aides. The Aides include: Joseph Collins, Sheila Cooney, Liz Hyland, Larry Meegan, Megan McDowell Rathsack, and Kevin Scully. The parade’s aides are residents of White Plains and can trace their roots back to Ireland (in one case back to the eighteenth century). They proudly support their Irish heritage by participating in the Emerald or Hibernian Societies and encourage their children’s heritage with participation as Irish step dancers.

2015 Friendly Gathering. Hospice & Palliative Care of Westchester and former White Plains Mayor Joe Delfino will be honored at the 2015 Friendly Gathering to be held at 6 p.m. at Kearney Gymnasium, 52 North Broadway, White Plains. The event benefits The RDC Center for Counseling & Human Development. The Friendly Gathering features a corned beef and cabbage dinner, Irish songs and a performance by The O’Rourke Academy of Irish Dance. There also will be a Live Auction for golf foursomes at Westchester and Bonnie Briar Country Clubs as well as other premium items. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the door; seniors are $35 in advance and $40 at the door. Reservations are strongly encouraged. For reservations or more information, contact 914-798-1106 or rdccenter@optonline.net.

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