The Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been a longstanding tradition in Lackawanna County since 1962 and has grown to be the second largest parade in the nation with over 12,000 participants.
Come join us as Road Scholar Transport once again helps aid the Scranton police department to promote safety. This year, Road Scholar is bringing out not one, not two, but eight of our awareness trucks to block the main street of Scranton to help control traffic.
The parade begins at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, March 9th with a Mass prior at St. Peter’s Cathedral at 10 a.m.
The parade, which features floats, bands, balloons, and more, begins in front of the Cathedral and “proceeds to Wyoming Ave., then to Lackawanna Ave. over Jefferson Ave. and down Spruce St. to get to Washington Ave.” (http://www.stpatparade.com/).
For more information and to view videos and photos from past parade days visit http://www.stpatparade.com/.
Road Scholar Transport’s awareness campaign has grown to spread hope and awareness for over two dozen different charities/organizations. For a complete list of awareness trucks, contact us below and visit www.roadscholarawareness.org.
If you are Irish, then you probably have heard the story before. Patrick was of British descent and although born in a Christian family, did not have interest in the religion. That was until he was kidnapped at the age of 16 and brought to Ireland where he became a slave for seven years, until one day, a voice in his dreams told him to leave. He escaped and went back to his family in Britain. But one day, that same voice from his dreams encouraged him to return to Ireland. Becoming a priest, Patrick spent his life trying to convert the Irish to the Christian religion, using the three leaves of the shamrock to symbolize the holy trinity (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/03/110316-saint-patricks-day-2011-march-17-facts-ireland-irish-nation/).
March 17th became known as St. Patrick’s Day, the day he passed away.