Father Mike Maroney Grand Marshal

Announced at a HalfWay Day event*, Father Mike Maroney was our 34th Wearin' of the Green St. Patrick's Day Parade Grand Marshal. Father Michael J. Maroney has dual citizenship as he is from Althea, Ireland and is pastor at St. Alphonsus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Father Mike, in his March 10 Church Bulletin said that St. Patrick has been a remarkable role model for many Irish priests, brothers, sisters and missionairies for generations. It is because of his inspiration that many Irish young men and women have gone to all corners of the world building schools, hospitals and especially spreading the Catholic faith.

 

Joining Father Mike on his float were his sister, Siobhan NiMaholrouni, nephew, Aedan Moroney, and friend, Rodge Byrne, from Ireland. Close friends riding on the Grand Marshal float were Ray & Beverly Heil,  Bo & Patty Stepp, Robert & Carla Kusch, Nik & Kelley Stein, Wesley Stein, Donner Stein, Shanna Boone, Keira Boone, Xander Boone, and Mike & JoAnn Stein.    *Halfway Day is celebrated mid-September and is half way to the next parade!

 

"'Twas a green old time, at 34th annual 'Wearin' of the Green' St. Patricks Day parade in Baton Rouge," 3/16/2019 The Advocate

 

View 2019 Parade Pictures

Special Appearances
Oscar Mayer Wienermobile
Southern University Band Human Jukebox

 

Dignitaries
Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome
Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser
Bishop Michael Duka
DA Hillar Moore
Sheriff Sid Gautreau
Police Chief Murphy J. Paul, Jr.

 

2019 Color Guard
Baton Rouge Young Marine Corps, Navy Sea Corps Cadets, United States Marine Corps Band

2019 Bands 
Caledonian Pipers of Baton Rouge / Baton Rouge Pipe and Drums /  Baker High School Band / Belaire High School Band / Broadmoor High School Band / Glascow Middle School Band / Inspired Charter Academy / McMain High School (New Orleans, LA) / Plaquemine High School / Scotlandville High School

2019 Corporate Sponsors
Ace Enterprises / Baton Rouge General HospitalCypress Title  / Dr. Craig Green, PSC  /  GSRCHillar Moore, District Attorney  / Mockler Beverage  / Our Mom's RestaurantPOSH BoutiqueWalk-On’s Bistreau & Bar / Brian Wilson, Assessor  / WYNK FM

Our Heartfelt Thanks go to:
Baton Rouge Marriott; Jordan Piazza of Uncle Earls and Phil's Oyster Bar; Petrin Scaffolding; Road Runner Towing

Year: 
2019