Monday, March 14, 2016

New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016 Awards announced

Photo by Arnold Gold
The Greater New Haven St. Patrick's Day Parade Awards were announced and according to a release are:
Grand Marshal Award - Connecticut Firefighters Pipes & Drums

Queen - Kaitlyn Cullagh 
Honor Attendant - Cait Clark

Tom Slater Spirit of the Parade - Past Parade Queens and Honor Attendants

Best Overall Honor Guard - St. Peter’s Drum Corps of Torrington, CT

Best Overall Unit - 501st Legion CT Garrison - Star Wars 

Best Entertainment - 1st place - Pyramid Shriners Little Wheels, Sphinx Shriners Motor Patrol, and Pyramid Shriner Clowns
                                   2nd place -Band 0’ Brothers

Best Float - 1st place - Scare Crew Productions, AKA Trail of Terror
                    2nd place - G & H Equipment

Best Police Honor Guard  1st place - Yale Police Department Honor Guard, 
                                2nd place - Stratford Police Department Honor Guard                                       

Best Police Marching Unit - New Haven Police Emerald Society Marching Unit

Best Fire Department  1st place - New Haven Fire Department Local 825              Marching Unit & 2 Trucks,
                                      2nd Place - New Haven County Firefighters Emerald Society Marching Band and Honor Guard                                                  

Best Volunteer Fire Department - 1st place - Thomaston Fire Department Color Guard
                                      2nd Place -Great Hill Hose Company

Best Junior Military Unit - United States Naval Sea Cadets Corps

Best Senior Military Unit - VFW New Haven Post 12150 

Best Junior Fife & Drum Corps - Deep River Junior Ancient Fife and Drum Corp

Best Senior Fife & Drum Corps  1st Place - Connecticut Patriots Fife and     Drum
                                                     2nd Place - Stony Creek Fife and Drums

Best Pipe & Drum - Celtic Cross Pipes & Drums of Danbury

Best Drum & Bugle - Connecticut Hurricanes Drum & Bugle Corps

Best Reenactment – Midsummer Fantasy Renaissance Faire

Best Youth Group - St. Aedan – St. Brendan School Marching Unit

Best Irish Marching Unit - 1st Place - New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling   Club
       2nd Place - Irish Cultural & Sports Association of Southern Connecticut

Best Irish Dance Unit - Lenihan School of Irish Dance

Best High School Marching Band – Terryville High School Marching Band

Best Middle School Marching Band - King/Robinson Inter-District Magnet School Marching Jaguar Band

Best Drill Team - Nation Drill Squad and Drum Corps

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