2013 Parade Queen and Honor Attendant Selected
The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen Selection, sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club in East Haven, was held on February 15. Selected as the 2013 Parade Queen is Fiona Stewart from Meriden; and Katherine Thompson from Shelton as the Honor Attendant.
The event was hosted by radio personality, Jerry Kristafer. There were six contestants representing the four Associated Irish Societies from which the Parade Queen and Honor Attendant were selected. The event was chaired by Briana Conroy and Courtney Connors, both previous titleholders for New Haven’s St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Stewart and Thompson will represent the four clubs that comprise the Associated Irish Societies – the New Haven Football & Hurling Club, the Knights of St. Patrick, the West Haven Irish-American Club, and the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Their first major appearances will be at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Ball on Saturday, March 2 at Yale Commons, followed by their roles as parade queen and honor attendant in the March 10 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New Haven. The parade will begin at 1:30 pm in downtown New Haven.
The Parade Queen is a proud iconic feature of the parade sponsored by the New Haven Gaelic Football & Hurling Club and IACC in East Haven.
Selected from contestants from the four associated Irish societies, New Haven Gaelic Football and Hurling Club, Knights Of St. Patrick, Ancient Order Of Hibernians (Fr. McKeon Div.) and West Haven Irish Club. The Parade Queen represents all four organizations for the year.
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