(WBRE/WYOU-TV) The City of Wilkes-Barre is making final preparations for its 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
Drivers are advised that on Sunday, March 10th, the following roads will be closed from 12 PM to 4 PM:
* South Main Street from Dana Street through Public Square
* North Main Street from Public Square to Union Street
* Academy Street from South Franklin to South Main
* Hazle Street from South Main to South Washington
* Ross Streets from South Franklin to South Washington
* South Street from South Franklin to South Washington
* E. Northampton Street from South Franklin to South Washington
* East Market Street from South Washington St. to Public Square
* West Market Street from South Franklin Street to Public Square
There will be “No Parking” notices posted along the parade route. Vehicles will be ticketed and towed beginning at 1:00 PM.
To avoid towing and fines, parade spectators and participants are advised to adhere to both public and private “No Parking” Zones.
For the safety of everyone enjoying the parade, please stay behind all marked lines and barricades along the parade route.
The parade route, which begins at the intersection of South and South Main Streets, has been painted green. Participants are asked to line up at their designated position at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2019. The Parade will begin promptly at 2:00PM.
* Begins on South Main Street at South Street
* Travels along South Main Street.
* Around Public Square towards East Market Street
* Ends at the intersection of North Main and Union Streets
The parade will be led by the 2019 Grand Marshal Thomas F. Malloy, Sr. He will be joined by his wife Alicia R. (McCabe) Malloy. Their two sons, Thomas F. Jr. and Michael J. Malloy will follow directly behind their father, as they play the bag pipes and drum The Wyoming Valley Pipe and Drum Band. Malloy is a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre and is the Magistrate for Luzerne County District Court 11-1-02. Malloy was on the Wyoming Valley Children’s Association (WVCA) Board of Directors for 25 years and is a Past President of the board. Malloy is very proud of his family’s Irish heritage, having participated in the annual Wilkes-Barre St. Patrick’s Day Parade for decades. He and his family have supported the parade by driving company vans advertising their family’s business and driving the Grand Marshals: Joseph Coyne in 2016 and Joseph Moran in 2017.
The annual parade’s participants include local leaders, non-profit organizations, businesses, youth groups, pageant title holders, and local emergency response units. This year, there are over 100 groups organized within 6 parade divisions.
This year’s live parade entertainment includes:
Pipe & Drum Bands
Wyoming Valley Pipe & Drum Band
Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band
Penn York Highlanders
Syracuse Scottish Pipe Band
Greater Scranton Black Diamonds Pipe Band
Three Imaginary Boys
Rockology Music Academy
High School Marching Bands
GAR High School Marching Band
Meyers High School Marching Band
Coughlin High School Marching Band
Emerald Isle Step Dancers
Scoil Rince Connemara Dancers
David Blight School of Dance
The Conservatory of Dance
Service Electric Cable TV and Communications and WYLN TV 35 have partnered to broadcast live television coverage of the City of Wilkes-Barre 39th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The pre-parade show begins at 2:00 PM with the parade to follow. The parade can be seen on Service Electric Cable TV and Communications Wilkes-Barre Channel 7, in addition to all of the WYLN TV 35 viewing area. For more details, please visit www.wylntv.com.