Children celebrate St. Patrick's Day


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  • Youth had a place among the Sussex County Parade marchers, too. This boy plays the bagpipes with the best of them. (Photos by Shannon Kuratli).




  • Grandchildren of the Grand Marshals march along the parade route on Sunday, March 17, 2019.




  • Admiring his St. Patrick's lucky charm.




  • The grandchildren of the parade Grand Marshals enjoy their treats as they watch the procession.




  • Youth bagpiper.




  • Grandchildren of the Grand Marshals carry their banner leading the parade.




  • Sussex County Jr. Queen smiles at the St. Patrick's Day Parade crowd.




  • A little boy holds a prize.




  • Noah Babcock dons a St. Patrick's Day hat & eats his rainbow selection of Goldfish.




  • Miss Sandyston 2019 and her princess.




  • A young boy gathers candy tossed by a passing float at the Sussex County parade.




  • Irish eyes are smiling.




Whether attending the Sussex County St. Patrick's Day Parade, playing a bagpipe, doing an Irish gig, or making special arts and crafts projects in school, children this week enjoyed the lead up to St. Patrick’s Day. Some children proudly marched in the parade carrying a sign that identified them as grandchildren of the parade's Grand Marshals. And many throughout the county marked Sunday, March 17, 2019 simply by wearing a 'wee bit' of green, whether or not they are Irish. Here's a look at what some Newton, Andover, Byram, Sparta, Hopatcong, Lafayette, and Stanhope children did to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.














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