On Saturday, March 14, an anticipated 70,000 people will line the streets of Morristown to watch the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Leading the procession with bagpipes wailing will be the red-headed Matthew Wood, a County of College (CCM) mechanical engineering technology (MET) graduate and principal piping instructor at the nonprofit Roxbury Township-based Rory O’Moore School of Pipes and Drums.
Wood will be at the head of more than 20 bands and numerous other attractions including a buggy built by CCM MET Lab students. MET Professor Nial McCabe will be taking the vehicle for a spin along the parade route along with his wife, Linda, who is a former employee of CCM.
“The engineering graduates are particularly proud to see the car they built riding along the parade route,” says McCabe. “And being in the parade allows me to connect with the many students and graduates I’ve had who participate in this celebration every year.”
The parade starts at noon near the corner of South Street and James Street and
Photos: Courtesy of Nial McCabe