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Page last updated: February 20, 4:15PM

Grand Marshal Dinner

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Grand Marshal dinner, a black tie event to formally install Laureen O'Neill-James as the 2015 Parade Grand Marshal, will be held at the Holiday Inn & Suites Alexandria. Festivites will include a cocktail hour with cash bar, a buffet dinner, and dancing.

The evening will start with a cocktail hour from 7:00 to 8:00. At 8:00, we will have some introductory remarks, followed by dinner buffet servce until about 9:30. The official installation of the Grand Marshal will take place after dinner.

Cost for this dinner is $80 per person.
To purchase a seat for this gala event, please use the secure PayPal link below.

Please note that PayPal charges a fee of approximately $2.70 per seat for this transaction.

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The Holiday Inn has arranged for a special rate for the night of Friday, March 6, with a checkout the next morning (Parade Day). The special rate is $99.00 per room, plus taxes and fees of 14.5% + $1.00 per room. Rooms at this rate can be reserved up to February 25.

Call the Holiday Inn at 877-504-0047 and be sure to ask for the special "Ballyshaners" rate when making your reservation, or use the link below to make a reservation online.
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2014 Grand Marshal Martin White receives his sash of office from Chairman Emeritus Pat Troy and Chairman J.J. Kelly at the 2014 Grand Marshal Dinner

Click the link below for pictures from the Grand Marshal dinner and all the events of the 2014 Parade Weekend.
2014 Parade Weekend photos


To make a donation to the Ballyshaners, please use the link below.