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Steven Baxter named as
2023 Grand Marshal

Steven Baxter named as 2023 Grand Marshal for Bergen County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Bergenfield, NJ

BERGENFIELD, NEW JERSEY, September 2022- The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc., is pleased to announce that Steven M. Baxter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Father Solanus Casey Division #32 will be the Grand Marshal of the annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The Bergen County Parade has a proud tradition of honoring Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the Irish people of Bergen County. 

In addition to spreading the cause for Fr. Solanus Casey’s Sainthood, Steven currently serves as the President of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division #32. He is a member of The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, The Bergen Irish Association and The County Leitrim Society of New York, as well as an active member of Msgr. Burke 5051 Knights of Columbus and a 4th Degree Knight of Msgr. Charles G. McCorristin Assembly 1289.  Steven was the Assistant Cub Master & Pack Committee Chair of Cub Scout Pack 95 in River Edge NJ.   Currently Steven is an Assistant Scout Master in charge of Lower Rank Advancement, and a First Aid, Emergency Preparedness, Public Health, Scholarship and Genealogy Merit Badge Counselor for 3 Rivers District and River Edge Troop 184 where his sons are scouts. 

Steven serves as a Commissioner on The River Edge Recreation Committee. He is a member of the British Institute of Embalmers and member of the National Funeral Directors Association, The New York State Funeral Directors Association, The Metropolitan Funeral Directors Association & The New Jersey State Funeral Directors Association.  Steven is also an avid supporter of The Clifton Tank Pull Challenge, fielding a team to support Veteran Charities. Steven's Irish heritage hails from Drumboy, Mohill, County Leitrim. 

The 41st Annual Bergen County Saint Patrick’s Day Parade is expected to take place on Sunday, March 12, 2023. Prior to the start of the parade there will be a flag raising at the Roy W. Brown Middle School in Bergenfield, NJ, at 1:00 PM, where Steven Baxter will deliver his Grand Marshal’s address, followed by the Annual Parade March down Washington Avenue at 2:00 PM. 

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Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day
5K Race & Fun Walk

 Photos & Video

     We would like to thank everyone who came out to our Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 5K Race & Fun Walk at Overpeck Park on Saturday, September 17th!  It was a huge success, and we could not have done it without the help and support of our sponsors.  Congratulations to all the winners of the race, and to everyone who made this day possible.  Please see below for a few of the photos that were taken from the day.  We encourage anyone who has photos to please share them on our social media pages and tag the council.

40th Annual Bergen County
Saint Patrick's Day Parade

 Photos & Video

The Council of Irish Associations of Greater Bergen County, Inc. extends our heartfelt thanks to ALL of our supporters, marching groups, volunteers, attendees, and spectators for a successful parade! Our 40th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade was a tremendous success thanks to our faithful supporters. It was truly a gift to share this day with our community, returning to our traditions to celebrate our heritage. Despite the chill in the air, the sun was shining brightly to warm us and illuminate the hope, resilience, and joy in everyone's smiling faces! Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

40th Annual Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade Ad Journal

Please see our Digital Journal below for the 40th annual Bergen County St. Patrick's Day Parade.  You can view the journal on our website by scrolling down through the slides, or download a copy to your computer in PDF format by clicking the "Download" button at the bottom.  Thank you to all our supporters of this year's parade.