Springfield St. Patrick’s Day committee holds meeting

The 2017 parade follows St Patrick's Day by just two days.

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – March 19th may seem a long way off, but not to the Springfield St. Patrick’s parade committee.

Gathering at the John Boyle O’Reilly club on Sunday, the committee chose park department forester Edward Casey as the cities parade Marshall to lead the sizable Springfield contingent during next years’ parade

The parade committee honored Springfield’s director of parks, buildings and recreation Patrick Sullivan with the coveted John and Agnes Burke award, Suzanne O’Sullivan Keenan with the Paul G, Caron award.

The 2017 parade follows St Patrick’s Day by just two days.