St. Patrick’s Parade rolls in Morristown after all–in food caravan to hospital

CURBSIDE PICKUP: Medical staff greet Morris County St. Patrick's Parade food caravan outside Morristown Medical Center, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy
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Call it the Rollin’ of the Green.

Yes, the coronavirus pandemic caused the cancellation of last month’s Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade.

But parade organizers re-grouped Monday night, in an emerald caravan to Morristown Medical Center, where a green fire truck delivered the first installment of 1,000 meals the parade committee has purchased for hospital workers from Chick-fil-A of Morris Plains.

Emerald Caravan: Video by Kristen Byrne, April 6, 2020:

Pandemic Procession: Video by Mike Leavy, April 6, 2020:

Pipers and drummers played–from an appropriate social distance–and a procession of drivers honked and waved at masked hospital employees who greeted the spectacle.

The parade committee has donated $5,000 to keep these pandemic warriors fed.  An army marches on its stomach, after all.

Video by Mike Leavy, April 6, 2020:

MORE CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

HE WOULDN’T MISS THIS PARADE: Outside Morristown Medical Center, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy
WE DELIVER: Former Morris Freeholder John Murphy delivers 100 meals, courtesy of the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade, to Morristown Medical Center, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy
Hospital worker watches emerald parade at Morristown Medical Center, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy
Former Morris Freeholder John Murphy delivers 100 meals, courtesy of the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade, to Morristown Medical Center, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy
The scene outside Morristown Medical Center, as the Morris County St. Patrick’s Parade drives up with food, April 6, 2020. Photo by Mike Leavy

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