STATE HOUSE – On the day when all don green, Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick) will be leading the 54th West Warwick Saint Patrick’s Day Parade as its grand marshal. The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of the Pawtuxet Valley held a banquet at Club Jogues in Coventry this past Saturday in order to officially welcome the senator to the top of a long list of past parade leaders.
“Being of Irish descent, it is a true honor to walk down Main Street on Saint Patrick’s Day in celebration of my heritage and Rhode Island’s Irish community,” Senator McCaffrey said. “I’m extremely excited for parade day and grateful that the Friendly Sons have given me this opportunity. I’m also happy that I will be able to join the many others who are marching and representing Warwick in this parade.”
The parade will kick off at 1 p.m. from the Iannotti Funeral Home, 415 Washington St., Coventry, and will end at West Warwick Town Hall.
The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick post-parade party will be held at the Elks Lodge, 60 Clyde St., West Warwick, with plenty of corn beef sandwiches, hot dogs, hamburgers and fries to go around. Trophies will be awarded for parade categories and donations will be accepted at the door.