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Milton parade committee names Kathryn Greig 2014 grand marshal

Milton's St. Patrick's Day Parade set for March 9
Feb 28, 2014
Source: Submitted Planning Milton's St. Patrick's Day Parade are (l-r) Tom Jones, Irish Eyes owner; Jen Orlando, manager; Kathryn Greig, grand marshal; Maryellen Kiernan, parade committee president; and Charlene Jones, Irish Eyes owner.

The committee for the Seventh Annual Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade has named Kathryn Greig as this year’s grand marshal. Greig and her late husband Dick bought a home in Milton in 2000 and moved to the town permanently in 2002.

Before retiring, Greig was a physical education and health teacher for 19 years in Maryland and Virginia. She was a field hockey coach and won two state championships with Leonardtown High School in Maryland. Her players referred to her as “Mom” because her youngest son Matt was born during her tenure. As her team continued to win, the local newspapers called her “Magic Momma."

Greig is very active in the Milton Garden Club. In her free time she enjoys her family, going to flea markets and auctions, cooking and going to lunch with friends

“My real passion is gardening. I go out into my garden and do something about 300-325 days a year. I often spend hours just dreaming at Pepper’s nursery,” said Greig.

According to the parade committee, selecting the grand marshal is no easy task.

“Each year we try to select someone who understands the importance of community unity. I had the pleasure of working with Kathryn on the committee for the Merry Milton Hospitality Night. It is very clear to me that she really cares about this town,” said Maryellen Kiernan, Milton St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee president.

When asked to name her favorite thing about Milton, Greig responded, “I had rented a booth at the antique shop where Irish Eyes is currently located. I was walking home from the shop and was carrying three large but empty boxes which were very unwieldy. The wind was blowing, and in that short walk, three different people stopped and asked if I needed a lift. I was very impressed by that. The outpouring of support for me and my family by friends, neighbors, and especially the garden club has just been amazing. I also think we are lucky in this community to have such a wonderful fire company. And finally, I’m a country girl and I love the slow pace. I’m very proud to say I’m a part of Slower Lower Delaware.”

The Seventh Annual Milton St. Patrick’s Day parade will begin at 2 p.m., Sunday, March 9, following the Second Annual Lucky Leprechaun 5K. For more information on the race or the parade, call 302-684-5005 or email stpatricksdayparade@irisheyespub.com.

 

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