HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – It’s the highest local honor for a person of Irish Heritage in Holyoke.
On Tuesday night, the Holyoke Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee announced Ray Feyre will serve as the Grand Marshal of the 2015 Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade. Feyre won this honor based on his 40 years of commitment to the parade committee, and his commitment to his Irish ancestry.
Feyre said he considers it an honor to be a part of something so special. “It’s a great honor for me because we’re more than a parade. It’s a family event. Each and every event we have is family oriented and I think that’s important.”
The Grand Marshal will lead the next Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade, which is the second largest in the country. It’s scheduled for March 21, 2015.