Greenwich Hibernian Association installed William "Bill' Gallagher as Grand Marshal of the 40th annual Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade at the association's annual St. Patrick’s Dinner Dance on March 1.
A sellout crowd of 160 attended the event.
Gallagher’s ancestors hail from County Donegal and County Cork. Upon graduation from college, the Port Chester, NY native served the Town of Greenwich as a member of the Greenwich Police Department in the '70s and early '80s. He was an original member of the Greenwich Police Emerald Society Bagpipe Band. In 1981, Gallagher co-founded Summer Rain Sprinkler Systems.
As co-founder of Summer Rain, the Greenwich resident is a member of the Better Business Bureau and the Greenwich Chamber of Commerce. He also was a founding director and serves as a director of the First Bank of Greenwich.
Since its inception 40 years ago, the Greenwich Hibernian Association has sponsored the Greenwich St. Patrick’s Parade. The parade will take place on Sunday, March 23. The parade will start at 2 p.m. from the Greenwich Town Hall parking lot, proceed up Field Point Road to the Post Road, up the Post Road to the top of Greenwich Avenue and then down the length of Greenwich Avenue. The reviewing stand will be located across from the Greenwich Senior Center.
For more information about the parade, call Jim Dougherty, parade publicity chairman, at 203-869-3085, ext. 302