The Chicopee St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee is pleased to announce the following young ladies have been chosen to represent the city in the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holyoke as the 2016 Chicopee Colleen and Court:
2016 Chicopee Colleen:
Kyleigh Morin,17, a student at Chicopee Comprehensive High School
2016 Chicopee Court Members:
Ella Dion, 17, a student at Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Lauren Foley, 17, a student at Chicopee High School
Anna Kot, 17, a student at Chicopee Comprehensive High School
Kaylee Krajewski, 17, Chicopee Comprehensive High School
An “Irish Spirit Award”, chosen by Contest Committee Members, was presented to Caitlin O’Brien, 17, Chicopee Comprehensive High School
The Colleen and her Court were selected from among 34 candidates at the annual Coronation Ball, held at the Castle of Knights in Chicopee on Saturday February 27th.
2016 marks the 62nd year of the Chicopee St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee.
The Coronation Ball, parade day participation, and the Colleen’s trip to Ireland, are made possible each year by many generous sponsors. The beautiful gowns worn by the Colleen and her Court have been donated by Bridal Corner on Memorial Drive, Chicopee, since 1984. All participants in the Colleen Contest are also eligible to apply for one of the scholarships awarded by the committee in June.