The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke has made the decision to cancel the second annual Marshal Mania concert keeping with the ban set forth by Governor Charlie Baker for any gatherings of over 250 people. The fast and contagious spread of the coronavirus has become a public health and safety concern and though this was not an easy decision to make we want to keep our Committee members and our community healthy and safe.
More information on other events will be released as decisions are made.
In addition, there will be a email communication sent out to each registered Road Race runner on Monday 3/16 regarding next steps.Thanks you again for your patience and support while we work through this unprecedented situation.
Statement from the Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, 3/10/20
Following the directive of the City of Holyoke and public safety officials, the 69th annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade and 45th Holyoke St. Patrick’s Road Race will not be taking place the weekend of March 21-22. The fast and contagious spread of the coronavirus has become a public health and safety concern and though this was not an easy decision to make, the safety and well-being of Road Race and Parade spectators and participants is our priority.
We know that there are thousands of disappointed people, none more so than the 200+ Parade Committee members who have worked tirelessly to put on this tremendous showcase year after year and I thank them for all their hard work.
We are still deciding logistics of upcoming events and will share these updates when and as appropriate.
Thank you for your understanding.
President, St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc.