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Sunday, March 14th
Line up: Orange County Government Center @1 pm

PLEASE NOTE – JOY NEEDS EVERYONE TO CONFIRM THEIR PARTICIPATION BY REPLYING TO HER EMAIL NO LATER THAN FRIDAY,  MARCH 12 AT 3PM.  Please let me know the  cell phone number where you can be reached on the day of the parade, the names of everyone who is marching with you, their ages, and the name of the dog(s) you plan to walk and whether the dog is your dog or a Pets Alive dog.  (If you want us to assign an appropriate Pets Alive dog to you, let me know).   Also let me know if you are in need of a Pets Alive T Shirt, and if so what size.  (Large or Extra Large).

We are strictly limited in the number of dogs and marchers, so if you don’t confirm your participation in time,  there is a chance that your space will be filled.


The parade is Sunday, March 14 rain or shine.


The theme for the Pets Alive Float is “Kiss Me I’m Irish”.  The float will carry the Kissing Booth, and will be pulled by a vehicle driven by volunteer Alina Melendez.


Order of lineup

1.       Two people carrying the Pets Alive Banner

2.       Richard and Zoey Melendez (St. Bernard) following the banner, preceding the float

3.       Float carrying Lisa and Bleu (worlds lickiest dog) in the kissing booth.

4.       Pets Alive Marchers and their dogs. 

5.       Poop Patrol, 2 people.


Safety is our number one concern

·         The dog you are walking must not have shown aggression towards people or other dogs.

·         Leashes must be six feet or less. 

·         Dogs must walk by your side and be under your control at all times while moving to and from the parade site and while marching in the parade.

·         Don’t allow your dog to enter into another dog’s space.

·         Do not allow any other dogs to approach your dog.  

·         One dog per adult.

·         Walkers who are near the curbs may allow spectators to pet their dog, but please don’t lag behind the group, stay together.


Human Attire:  All participants must wear a Pets Alive T Shirt and a St. Patrick’s Day Bandana (Bandanas will be given out on Sunday.)

(t shirt can be worn over another shirt, green if possible, or over a fleece or coat if the weather is cool).  Jeans, black or blue.

If it is raining, you may wear a poncho under your t shirt, or you may carry an umbrella. 


Dog Attire – All dogs will wear a St. Patrick’s Day Bandana (Bandanas will be given out on Sunday.)

If desired, you may dress your dog appropriately.


Meeting Places

·         Alina, you and Richard will take the float straight to the assigned starting point.  Plan to arrive in Goshen no later than 12:45pm. 

·         Everyone who is picking up a Pets Alive dog must meet at the Kennel Building no later than 10:30 am to pick-up and get their dog ready.  We will be leaving the sanctuary no later than 11:45 am.

·         Poop Patrol, don’t forget to pick-up your supplies!

·         Everyone who is participating should meet in Goshen on the corner of Erie Street and Webster Ave no later than 12:45pm.    Please give yourself plenty of time to park and get to our meeting spot.

·         At 12:45 we will go as a group to the parking lot to find our assigned starting point.

·         According to the parade rules, no one is allowed to join the parade once it is underway.


Below are two documents from the parade organizersOne has the parade route and the rules.  Please read all the rules carefully.   The other is the line up -  Pets Alive is down near the end – they seem to have grouped most of the animals towards the end of the parade – the good news is it looks as though we are in front of the Llamas!.



Goshen, N. Y. March 14, 2010 * Line up 1:00pm  Step off  2:00pm .


Dear Parade Participant 2010.


            I would like to take this opportunity to thank you in advance for taking part in this year’s St.

Patrick's Day Parade. The Line of March has been sent separately. Check the Division you will be   

marching with as there will be markers up in the parking lot as to where you are to line up. Lineup

is from 1:00 - 1:30. The Parade will step off no later than 2:00 pm – at the Village request we are

going to make every effort to start at 1:45. Any units not ready by this time will be asked to go to

the rear of the Line of March. Below is the Parade route, which is a change from last year.


             The Village of Goshen has been great in their support of our Parade. Please respect the   

  Village of Goshen's open container laws as they are strictly enforced. Also, the throwing of

 anything to spectators from vehicles is strictly forbidden. Banners, placards, signs, etc. are   

limited to identifying your group and/or appropriate for St. Patrick's Day. All Floats, vehicles, etc.  

must have prior approval. Please do not allow anyone to join your group once the Parade has   


The Village of Goshen also requires that any group that has animals as part of it’s participation in the Parade must provide someone to clean up after their animals. 


        When marching, please pay attention to the group in front of you, if they slow down or

stop, please do the same so as to maintain spacing. We want to put all units on film but this is

not possible if units are too close together. Please limit your time at the Reviewing stand. Play

one tune or limit all dancing to no more than 2-3 minutes.


If you have any questions, please call me at (845) 294-8698. We are still working with Time Warner Ch 23 ( Middletown) to try and put the Parade on TV Tuesday, March 16th and Wednesday, March 17th at 7:00pm but they have not been cooperative and responded to our requests..


        A DVD of the Parade as well as the Grand Marshal’s Brunch will be available for $20.00.

If you would like a copy, please email me at plahiff@hvc.rr,com or send a note to me at 61

  Phillipsburgh Rd. Goshen, N.Y. 10924. Peace and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all.                                                                                                                         

                                                                                                         Pat Lahiff





Goshen, N. Y. March 14, 2010 * Line up 1:00pm  Step off  2:00pm .

Grand Marshal Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt  will lead this year’s Parade. The parade begins at the Orange County Government Center, enter onto Scotchtown Ave. makes a left onto Murray Ave. and then a right onto Erie St. to Lincoln Ave. A left onto North Church and another left onto Main St. goes straight and then left onto Erie St. then a right back into the Orange County Government Center parking lot.                                                                              



Goshen, N. Y. March 14, 2010 * Line up 1:00pm  Step off  2:00pm .



Escort Division


Police Motorcycle Escort

Village of Goshen PD

Warwick and New Windsor PD’s 

Blue Knights Rockland Co. Chapter 18


Mid-Hudson Parade Committee Banner


Village of Goshen Police Color Guard


Town of Goshen Police Vehicle


New York State Police Color Guard                                                                                           N.Y.S. Police Vehicle

1974 Antique Police Vehicle


Grand Marshal- Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt

Aides to the Grand Marshal

Past Grand Marshal’s


Irish Wolfhounds


U. S. Military Academy Military Police Color Guard


National, State, County, and Local Dignitaries

Dana Distributors Hummer - NYS Senator Bill Larkin


Hibernian Division

                                                                                                                                                 Ancient Order of Hibernians County Banner

 Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe & Drums

AOH Orange County President

Ancient Order of Hibernians Color Guard

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1 Vehicle

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 2

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 3

Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4


Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 4

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Junior Div 5

Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 5



Ulster Division


Orange County Sheriff Department Color Guard

Orange County Sheriff Department

Orange County Sheriff K-9 Unit


Scotia Glenville Pipe Band


Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Color Corps

St. John’s Assembly # 769

Middletown Assembly # 762

Warwick Valley Assembly #776

St John’s Goshen K of C Council # 1106

Monroe K of C Council #2079

Middletown K of C Council #486

Orange County Right To Life


Combined Goshen Veterans Color Guard

American Legion Post 377 Catholic War Veterans Post 1923

Disabled War Veterans - V F W Post 1708

Combined Veterans Vehicle & Marchers


Goshen Chamber of Commerce

Goshen Lions Club

Goshen Rotary Club

Goshen Historic Track

Community Blood Services Vehicle


Middletown Marine Corps League                                                                                         Det. 236 Color Corps


124th N.Y.S.V. “Orange Blossoms” Re-enactors


NYC Retired Firefighters Pipes & Drums

NYC Retired Firefighters Color Guard

NYC Retired Firefighters Vehicles

New York City Retired Firefighters of O.C.


105TH Airlift Wing New York

Air National Guard Color Corp


Chester Academy Marching Band

Goshen Fire Department Color Guard

Goshen Fire Department

Goshen Volunteer Ambulance Corps

Goshen Ambulance Corps Vehicle

Chester Fire Dept.

Munster Division


Washingtonville H.S. U.S. Army JROTC


Walker Valley Marching Band


Greenwood Lake Gaelic Cultural Society

Project Children

Sheahan-Gormley School of Irish Dance


Irish-American Society of Middletown


St. Brendan’s Gaelic Football Club


Irish Heritage Festival Float/Marchers


U. S. Marine Aircraft MAG 49 Det. B Honor Guard


Manchester Pipe Band


St. John’s Catholic School * Goshen


St. Joseph’s Catholic School * Middletown


Hudson Valley Rugby Club


Rolling Thunder Chapter 3 NY


Man's Ruin Roller Derby


Leinster Division


Minisink Valley U.S. Army JROTC


Troop 236 Boy Scout Band


Goshen Boy Scout Troop 66

  Goshen Boy Scout Troop 62

Goshen Cub Scout Pack 62, Cub Scout 4063 

Boy Scout Troop 52 Middletown

Slate Hill Cub Scout Pack 54





Heart of Hudson Girl Scouts

Goshen Girl Scout Troops 449, 159

  Goshen Daisy Troop 171, Junior Unit 145

Campbell Hall Daisy Troop 483

Chester Girl Scout Troops, Brownies and Daisys

Greenwood Lake Brownies Troop 675

Harriman Brownies Troop 278


McPadden Pipes & Drums


Middletown Girl Scout Troops 540, 550, 560, 239, 418, and 521

  Middletown Brownies Troop 629

Minisink Girl Scout Troops 115, 626

New Hampton Girl Scout Troop 145

Otisville Brownies Troop 127

Port Jervis Girl Scout Troop 233

Slate Hill Girl Scout Troop 114

Walden Girl Scout Troop 284

Warwick Daisy Troop 528

Washingtonville Daisy Troops 394,536


Connacht Division


Middletown H.S. U.S. Army JROTC


US Army Reserve 417th Engineer Company


Broome Street Traveling All Star Band


Otisville Correctional Mounted Patrol


Hamptonburgh High-Lites 4-H Club

Orange County Hare-raisers 4H Club

O.C.4-H Animal Lovers

Goshen Go Getters 4H Club

O.C. 4-H Livestockers



Pet’s Alive Middletown, NY

Hudson Valley Llamas

McCarey Landscaping Vehicle

Orange County Antique Auto Club

                                  Village Police Car * Goshen Ambulance Corps Vehicle



Committee members / contact info
Joy Sarnelli
Eileen Chanin / cell  845 774 5451 
Alina Melendez
Jane Riso
Mary Ellen Abrams 
Connie Ortiz
Fran Debonis 
Vera Lawlor - publicity / marketing