Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade 2017

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The hamlet of Ronkonkoma celebrated March 17 a weekend early with its 27th annual St. Patrick's Day parade, held on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The 2017 grand marshal Joseph Cummings, right, leads
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The 2017 grand marshal Joseph Cummings, right, leads the deputy Grand Marshals while marching in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

James Baumann, 11, left, of Ronkonkoma, Nick Kouimanis,
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James Baumann, 11, left, of Ronkonkoma, Nick Kouimanis, 9, of Holbrook, and Chrisoula Baumann, 41, of Ronkonkoma, attend the 2017 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of the Knights of Columbus St. Regis
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Members of the Knights of Columbus St. Regis Council 4651, march in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Alyssa Mone, 16, left, Brianna Peshkur, 16, Hailey
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Alyssa Mone, 16, left, Brianna Peshkur, 16, Hailey Peshkur, 12, all of Holtsville, and Amanda Erkelens, 17, of Farmingville, attend the 2017 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of the Siol na heireann Bag Pipe
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Members of the Siol na heireann Bag Pipe Band, march in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Angelina Dambra, 8, left, Kathleen Dambra, 34, Cecelia
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Angelina Dambra, 8, left, Kathleen Dambra, 34, Cecelia Dambra, 10, and Patricia Sullivan, 60, of Lake Ronkonkoma, attend the 2017 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of the Suffolk County Police Emerald Society
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Members of the Suffolk County Police Emerald Society Pipe Band, perform in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The Kalfas family of Ronkonkoma, Dana, 43, left,
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The Kalfas family of Ronkonkoma, Dana, 43, left, Michael, 6, Anthony, 7, and Thomas, 43, attend the 2017 Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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A man dressed as St. Patrick, greets parade
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A man dressed as St. Patrick, greets parade attendees while marching in the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

McDonald's characters Grimace and Hamburglar ride in the
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McDonald's characters Grimace and Hamburglar ride in the local McDonald's franchise float during the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Passengers in the Bruno's Beverage float greet parade
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Passengers in the Bruno's Beverage float greet parade attendees during the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Representatives of JW's Pub, hand out green bagels
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Representatives of JW's Pub, hand out green bagels during the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of the Sachem High School Flaming Arrows
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Members of the Sachem High School Flaming Arrows marching band, perform in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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Passengers in the Tobins II Pub float greet
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Passengers in the Tobins II Pub float greet parade attendees during the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of The Sparklers baton twirling team, participate
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Members of The Sparklers baton twirling team, participate in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Passengers in the Flanagan's Pub float pose for
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Passengers in the Flanagan's Pub float pose for the camera during the twenty-seventh annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Members of the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Step
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Members of the Mulvihill-Lynch School of Irish Step Dancing, marching in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

The
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The "Acoustic Danny" float, featuring live musicians perform while participating in the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Fire department emergency vehicles proceed along Hawkins Avenue
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Fire department emergency vehicles proceed along Hawkins Avenue in Lake Ronkonkoma during the 27th annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Several members of the Meehan family gather at
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Several members of the Meehan family gather at Flanagan's Pub in Ronkonkoma during the after-party for the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Dan Meehan, 79, left, of Nesconset, his son
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Dan Meehan, 79, left, of Nesconset, his son Daniel Meehan Jr., 53, of Ronkonkoma and grandson Daniel Meehan III, 22, of Ronkonkoma, at the after-party for the annual Ronkonkoma St. Patrick's Day Parade at Flanagan's Pub in Ronkonkoma, on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

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