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Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade

Our main purpose is to organize and raise funds for a St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our annual St. Patrick's Day Parade is a big event in our community, attracting large crowds and enjoyment for all.

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Montauk St. Patrick's Day Parade

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About

The Montauk Friends of Erin

The Montauk Friends of Erin is a Local Fundraising organization, which main goal is to support the St. Patrick's Day Parade and related activities. We have also broadened our purpose to include scholarships for our outstanding students along with sponsoring little league activities for boys and girls.

Previous

Parade Grand Marshals

3.17.2020

Charlie Morici Sr.

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Due to COVID-19 the Parade was cancelled for the first time ever, but the club hope to honor Charlie in 2021.

Charlie Morici Snr.  81, a retired East Hampton Town Police officer but remains an active volunteer with the Montauk Fire Department to this day. Over 50 years of continuous service; even earning fireman of the year in 1976 and being named Driver of the Year for the Ambulance Squad many times, most recently in 2017.

3.17.2019

Gordon Ryan

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Gordon Ryan has been an attorney in Montauk since the mid-1970s. He was selected for his more than 30 years of contributions and service to the community.

3.17.2018

Kathy Keller

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This year the Montauk Friends of erin chose lifelong Montauk resident Kathleen Keller. Keller’s family ran the Trail’s End restaurant for generations. Keller’s blood runs green. She is the third Keller-family Grand Marshal,  following her father Gil (1969) and brother Patrick (2007). Kathleen is the granddaughter of Joseph Pugh, one of the founding fathers of the parade. She is a member of the Friends of Erin  Ladies Auxiliary as well as being a driving force with planning the line of march for the parade every year.

3.17.2017

Eddie Ecker Jr.

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The Montauk Friends of Erin chose former East Hampton Town Police Chief Eddie Ecker Jr. as this year’s Grand Marshal. Ecker is a well known member of the Montauk community, having served 31 years on the East Hampton police force, the last three as Chief, before retiring in 2013. In fact, 10 years ago, bumper stickers started showing up around town with the phrase “I know Eddie Ecker.” Yeah, he’s pretty well known in these parts. As proof of his dedication to our community, even though he’s retired, Ecker now works as an information officer for the Montauk Fire Department. And this particular Ecker is not the first to don the tri-colored sash—it runs in the family. His father Eddie Ecker Sr., a former town supervisor, was Grand Marshal in 1984; and his mother, Frances Ecker, held the honor in 2009.