The Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee welcomes Big Joe Henry, beloved radio personality of NJ 101.5, as our 2015 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshall.

Big Joe Henry is a bigger than life radio personality for NJ 101.5. His weekly show airs Friday nights at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. playing classic hits from the past, telling jokes and talking to callers. When asked to accept the honor of Grand Marshall in the city he loves, Big Joe signed on enthusiastically saying, “I’m honored to be the Grand Marshall and to celebrate Irish heritage at the Jersey Shore. I’m looking forward to a fun day in Asbury Park”, “but really the honor is all ours” remarked Jackie Pappas from the Parade Committee, “Big Joe embodies our sense of community and caring. She added, “if anyone can get a crowd to be Irish and celebrate for a day, it’s Big Joe”.

Big Joe Henry will be honored at a special dinner hosted by the Parade Committee at Jimmy’s Restaurant on Asbury Ave, Asbury Park on Thursday February 19th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Tickets are available for $50, which includes buffet dinner and a beverage ticket. A fun evening featuring dinner, music and a silent auction. The proceeds benefit the parade. All are welcome. Raffle tickets will also be available for a chance to win one of (3) trips to Ireland for two; sponsored by Excel Travel. A portion of the proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Asbury Park Historical Society.

The Asbury Park St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a non-profit event, open to the public featuring marching bands, floats, neighborhood associations, schools, alumni groups, cheerleading and drill teams, roller skaters, bagpipe contingents, scouting groups, dance groups, international organizations, police, fire, elected officials, commercial businesses, and anyone else who wants to join the celebration. All are welcome to participate and spectate including dogs!

For additional information, to donate, to volunteer or to participate in the parade click on the appropriate link in the navigation bar at the top of this page. Donations can be made via the website or sent to PO Box 694, Asbury Park, NJ 07712. Dinner tickets are available for sale at Johnny Mac’s House of Spirits and at The Asbury Park Chamber of Commerce office on Springwood Ave, Asbury Park.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parade Staff via asburystpatsparade@gmail.com

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