Pictured left is Gerard Sheridan, the grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hamilton. At right is Nicole Brown, who was named Miss St. Patrick for 2020. Courtesy photo
Pictured left is Gerard Sheridan, the grand marshal of the St. Patrick's Day Parade in Hamilton. At right is Nicole Brown, who was named Miss St. Patrick for 2020. Courtesy photo
All eyes will be smiling when celebrations of all things Irish kick off March 14 at the Ancient Order of Hibernians’ annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Hamilton.

Sponsored by the Ancient Order of Hibernians Msgr. Crean Division I, Hamilton, the festivities will begin at 12:30 p.m. with an opening ceremony, followed by the parade at 1 p.m. setting off from the Nottingham Volunteer Fire Department, 200 Mercer St., Hamilton Square.

This year’s grand marshal is Gerard (Jerry) Sheridan, a parishioner of St. Gregory the Great Parish, Hamilton Square. Sheridan, who was in the first graduating class of Hamilton’s Our Lady of Sorrows School, has been a member of the parade committee for more than 20 years and received the Hibernian of the Year award from the AOH Division 1.

The parade and scholarship committee has also selected Steinert High School’s Nicole Brown as the 2020 Miss St. Patrick. In addition to receiving a $2,000 scholarship, the Hamilton Township school senior will help lead this year’s parade.

Roisin McCabe, a senior in Notre Dame High School, Lawrenceville, was selected as the runner up and will receive a $1,000 scholarship award from the committee.