Get your Irish on in Jim Thorpe

Carbon St. Patrick's Day ParadeThe pipes, the pipes will be a calling this weekend as Jim Thorpe hosts the 17th Annual Carbon County St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Grand Marshal Matthew P. Stinson will lead the way joined by aides Ed Coll, Jennifer Skelly-Becker and Shari Lynne Beers down Broadway.

While the parade starts at 1 p.m. Daylight Savings Time on Sunday, March 9, Irish eyes will be smiling and singing on Saturday at the 4:30 p.m. Mass at Immaculate Conception Church. It has long been a cherished tradition for Hibernians and all those who have a drop of Irish blood coursing through their veins.

A few hours later, the Tartan Terrors will get the party started with a Parade Weekend Spectacular at the Mauch Chunk Opera House.

The parade itself kicks off on Sunday at 1 p.m. back at the church with a blessing, and then a stop at the old jail to lay a wreath in memory of the Molly Maguires hung there in 1877, before heading down Broadway.

Here’s a video from last year’s parade:


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