The excitement is building for Greenwich’s St. Patrick’s Parade.
Bill Gallagher was installed March 1 as Grand Marshal of the 40th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade at the Greenwich Hibernian Association’s annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance.
A sellout crowd of 160 attended the event.
Gallagher is president and co-founder of the Greenwich-based Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems.
He served in the 1970s and 1980s as an officer in the Greenwich Police Department, and he was an original member of the Greenwich Police Emerald Society Bagpipe Band.
Gallagher’s ancestors hail from County Donegal and County Cork.
Since its start 40 years ago, the Greenwich Hibernian Association has sponsored the town’s St. Patrick’s Parade.
Patricia Wilson is chairperson of this year’s parade.
This year’s parade is scheduled for Sunday, March 23. It will start at 2 p.m. from the Town Hall parking lot. From there, it will proceed up Field Point Road to Putnam Avenue, up Putnam Avenue to the top of Greenwich Avenue and then down the length of Greenwich Avenue. The reviewing stand will be located across from the Greenwich Senior Center.