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Ironworkers Celebrate Nearly 25 Years Supporting the Scranton Saint Patrick’s Day Parade - (3/1/2019)

As all of Scranton prepares to turn Irish for the day, members from Ironworkers Local 404 ensure the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade lives up to its long-standing tradition. For nearly 25 years, the parade’s planning committee has included a number of Ironworkers, active and retired members. 

“This is our community, and the Parade is a time-honored institution that we believe should always be enjoyed,” explained Tom Caplin, Business Agent for Local 404. “Since 1995, members of Local 404 have invested time, effort and energy on behalf of the parade. It is a ‘rite of spring’ that provides everyone with a little bit of the luck of the Irish.”

Ironworker voluntary efforts have been recognized over the years. In 2018, the membership of Local 404 received the ‘Bert Stuckart Memorial Award for Loyalty’ and in 2017 the parade was dedicated in the memory of longtime volunteer and Ironworker James T. Caplin (who passed in February 2017). This year, Union Liaison and Parade Co-Chairman Billy Healey received the Parade’s Bambi Coyle Award. The current parade committee contains the following four Ironworkers: Billy Healey (retired), Shane Cawley, William Osborne, and Phil Perry. 

The Scranton St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held Saturday, March 9, beginning at 11:45 am. It boasts over 12,000 participants and has been delighting people since 1962. For more information about the parade, visit

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