Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade queen chosen

The annual St. Patrick's Day parade queen selection, sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club and IACC in East Haven, was held on Feb. 11 and selected as 2012 parade queen is Carolyn Shea of Trumbull; and Katherine Thompson of Shelton as honor attendant, according to a statement

"The event was hosted by media personality, Matt Scott. There were seven contestants representing the four Associated Irish Societies from which the Parade Queen and Honor Attendant were selected, " the statement said. "The event was chaired by Briana Conroy and Courtney Connors, both previous titleholders for New Haven's St. Patrick's Day parade."

Shea and Thompson will represent the four clubs that comprise the Associated Irish Societies – the New Haven Football & Hurling Club, Knights of St. Patrick, West Haven Irish-American Club, and Ancient Order of Hibernians, the statement said.
Their first major appearances will be at the St. Patrick's Day Parade Ball on March 3 at Yale Commons, followed by their roles as parade queen and honor attendant in the March 11 St. Patrick's Day Parade in New Haven, the statement said. 
The parade starts at a new time this year, 1:30 p.m., in downtown New Haven.

Editor's note: All information and the photo in this post were contributed. Photo by Ed Donadio

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