Mystic Irish Parade
Announces the 2014
On November 14th, The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation started the Celtic celebration early and proudly announced the details of the 2014 Mystic Irish Parade! A special press conference was held at the Harp & Hound in Mystic, CT wherein the Grand Marshal for the 2014 Mystic Irish Parade was formally announced and the honor bestowed upon the President of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce, Tony Sheridan!
Tony Sheridan has served as the chief executive officer of the Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut since 2002 representing over 1600 companies. In 2010, Mr. Sheridan was named the statewide chamber executive of the year.
Mr. Sheridan is originally from the beautiful country of Ireland and currently a Waterford resident. During his youth, he served as an apprentice and became a licensed plumber and pipe fitter. He later earned his bachelor’s degree from Connecticut College and a master’s degree from the University of New Haven.
He was a first selectman for the town of Waterford, served as a human resources director at his alum university, and served as the manager of community relations at Millstone- Dominion. Mr. Sheridan is dedicated to growing local businesses and improving the community. The Mystic Irish Parade is honored to have him as the 2014 Grand Marshal.
The 2013 Mystic Irish Parade Foundation grant recipients were also announced at the event. These recipients included: Safe Futures (previously the Women’s Center of SECT), Mystic Area Shelter & Hospitality, Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center, the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation, the John Kelly Foundation, El Centro De La Comunidad, and Enders Island. More than $2,000 was donated to these nonprofit organizations.
The Mystic Irish Parade Foundation is 100% volunteer driven, supported by team members dedicated to promoting the Irish heritage and organizing a spectacular parade for the community! The MIPF is a registered nonprofit organization and all donations are tax deductible and directly help fund local charities, as well as the annual parade.
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