Miss Emerald Isle and St. Patrick's Day Parade grand marshal will be honored this weekend

The annual Milford St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been set for Saturday, March 15, and the first in a series of fund-raisers is planned this weekend.

The dinner fund-raiser will honor this year’s grand marshal, Kevin McGrath, and Miss Emerald Isle, Julia Gaul.

It will be Sunday, Feb. 16, at 6 p.m., at Aldario’s Restaurant. Tickets are $40 and help pay for the parade. For tickets, call Martin Hardiman at 203-878-2865.

Other fund-raisers include a night of Irish comedy at Crush Sports Cafe Saturday, Feb. 22, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10, and there will be a cash bar. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Chris McEnerney at 203-376-0931 or by email cnmce@hotmail.com

A pancake breakfast will take place Sunday, March 9, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Masonic Hall in downtown Milford. Tickets are $7. Reservations are not required.

The parade will be Saturday, March 15, stepping off at 1 p.m. in downtown Milford.