Bennington Downtown's 2018 St. Patrick's Parade

March 24, 2018


The Bennington Downtown Alliance is honored to announce the
2018 Grand Marshal and Parade Colleen

2018 Grand Marshal

Tim Van Orden

2018 Parade Colleen and her Court

Colleen Ahearn - Parade Colleen

Colleen is a senior at Mount Anthony Union High School. She was on the varsity soccer team last fall.  She has also been on the varsity dance team for 3 years and as captain this year. This spring will be her second year as the manager of the Girls Varsity Lacrosse team.  She is part of the National Honors Society, Spanish Honors Society, the Red Cross Volunteer Club, and the Rotary Interact Club.  Colleen has already been accepted to 8 nursing programs for next fall.

Kendra Morrissey

Kendra is a high school senior at MAUHS.  She has been on the Varsity Soccer team in both her junior and senior year.  Kendra is currently waiting to hear back from 3 colleges, 2 of which are in North Carolina where she would really like to go, and major in political science. Kendra has been accepted to UAlbany .

Madison Owens

Madison is a senior at MAUHS. She has been a part of the MAU varsity dance team for three years, and this year is the captain. She was on the cross country team this year as well.  Madison has also been a part of the Red Cross/Volunteer Club throughout high school. After graduation Kendra plans to go on to college and major in psychology.


JC's Top o' the Mornin' 
Kick-Off Breakfast Celebration

Live Entertainment
Buffet Breakfast
Meet the Grand Marshall and Colleens 


St. Patrick's Day Parade begins at the Bennington Fire Station


Post Parade Activities 
JC's Tavern with live Irish Music, Dinner and Drink Specials


click to view parade route


Thanks to everyone participating in the 2018 parade

with special thanks to Bennington Fire and Rescue and the Bennington Police Dept.


2018 Parade Line-Up

2018 Grand Marshal 
Tim Van Orden
Grand Marshal Sponsor - Stephen's Auto Group

2018 Parade Colleen and her Court
Colleen Ahearn - Parade Colleen
Kendra Morrissey
Madison Owens
Colleen and her Court Sponsor - Langway Motors

2018 Parade Participants
West Mountain Animal Hospital

Bennington County Relay For Life

Crossover Cloggers

Bank of Bennington

Bennington 4H Club

Ukulele String Ensemble

Pandas Furry Friends Rescue

JC's Restaurant and Night Spot

Bennington Area Arts Council

Pownal Girl Scout Troop #30648

Shaftsbury / Arlington Girl Scout Troop #30462

Kevin's Sports Pub and Restaurant

Bennington Battle Rugby Football Club

Past Parade Marshals 

Bennington Fire and Rescue

Bennington Downtown Alliance
215 South Street
Beautiful Bennington, Vermont 05201

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