The Parade Committee thanks the Village of Westhampton Beach, the Westhampton Beach Fire Department, the Police Department and Department of Public Works for their support of the Parade!
When John Murray of East Quogue was chosen to the lead the 2016 Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade, anyone who knew him, knew he would certainly do something different on Parade Day. The leader of the Coneheads did not disappoint.
Dressed in his ceremonial Conehead ensemble--in Payne Stewart like fashion no less--Mr. Murray started the 49th annual Parade on Saturday, March 12 by perfectly driving a golf ball down the middle of Mill Road, Yes, this was going to be a different kind of march down Main Street.
Mr. Murray made the one-mile march down Mill Road and then Main Street with an entourage of Coneheads dressed as Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and a few other characters. He posed often for photos with the crowds and to the delight of many, he drove golf balls off a make-shift tee he laid on the pavement every few hundred yards or so. His best shot was a perfect drive down Main Street where the crowds make the Village look like a canyon of partygoeers. Everyone cheered.
"This is a great day, Mr. Murray said. "And a great time."
In the float contests, Peconic Ballet Theater took home first place and the $500 check in the Youth division with Studio East taking second for $250 and Raynor Country Day School placing third ($125).
In the Community division, the Coneheads placed first and won $500 with their typical herculean effort. Newcomer Moriches Bay Project placed second for $250 with East End Studio taking third for $125.
Meanwhile, Peconic Bay Medical Center with its Space Shuttle replica placed first. The Westhampton Yacht Squadron was second and the Westhampton Care Center grabbed third.