A MESSAGE FROM THE AOH PRESIDENT TOM DOUGHERTY
We are saddened by the loss of our longtime friend and brother, Regis O’Neill. Regis was a Hibernian in the truest sense of the our motto, Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. When Regis was Grand Marshal of the 1998 Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade, he started with what became a Hibernian parade day tradition to this day. Now thanks to Regis, every Parade day starts with mass, a pre-parade brunch at Finley’s pub, and then marching in our distinctive morning suit tuxedos.
Sadly, Regis was the last of the core four Hibernians (Regis, Dominick Feeney, Sr, Cliff Starkins, and Greg Butler) who started the tradition to pass away. But we are sure Regis has reconnected with his wife Joan and his buddies and will be looking down on all of us smiling at next year’s Parade. But we will miss him greatly.
FOR MAKING THE 2020 HUNTINGTON ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE A SUCCESS
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) would like to thank all the faithful supporters that contributed to the success of the 86th Annual Huntington St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The festivities started with the Grand Marshal’s Ball on Friday and cumulated with the parade through Huntington Village on Sunday. The success of this year’s celebration was only possible due to the combined effort of so many groups and individuals.
The outpouring of support for not only our division but our Grand Marshal, the Honorable W. Gerard Asher, was overwhelming and heartfelt. We sincerely feel blessed and honored to bring this annual celebration of the Irish people to the region and look forward to continuing this tradition for many years to come. As we continue to work for the advancement of our core principals of friendship, unity and Christian charity, we rely on the continued backing of all our friends and neighbors.
As the year advances and we move closer to next year’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, please keep an eye out for all the opportunities available to work with AOH Division 4, from our comedy night to our Thanksgiving food drive, and so many other events dedicated to helping our community.
We thank all those who demonstrated overwhelming support by contributing to our 2020 St. Patrick’s Day Journal, your encouragement is why we continue to do the work we do for the community we cherish so much.
2021 COLLEEN SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION
The 2021 Colleen Scholarship application is now online and available for all potential applicants. All applications are due September 12, 2020.
2020 GOLF OUTING
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