Greater Pittston Friendly Sons Of St. Patrick Announce Grand Marshals For Annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet
The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Joseph Long recently announced that Joseph Long III and Jack Long will be co-grand marshals when the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick gather Saturday, March 17, for their 104th annual St. Patrick’s Day banquet. Joseph Long III is a high honors with distinction ninth grade student at Pittston Area High School. Joseph trains in martial arts at Galli’s Fighting Chance in West Pittston, this past June he attained his first degree black belt. Joseph was also a member of the Jenkins Twp. Little League. Jack Long is a high honors seventh grade student at the Martin L. Mattei Middle School in Pittston Area. At school, he is a member of the student council. Jack was an all-star baseball player for Jenkins Twp. Little League the past three years. Jack was also chairman of the Junior Members of the Pittston Friendly Sons Coat Drive. Both Joseph and Jack are the sons of Jenny and Joe Long, Jenkins Twp. They have one sister, Julia Rose. They are the grandsons of Jack and Staton Meade, Jenkins Twp., and the late Joe and Rosemary Long, Wilkes-Barre. They are the great grandsons of Nancy and the late Raymond Monk, Avoca, and the late John and Josephine Meade, Hughestown. The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick President Joseph Long also recently announced that Brian Parise will be the general chairman when the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick gather March 17 for their 104th annual St. Patrick’s Day Banquet. Parise was born and raised in Wilkes-Barre. He is the son of the late Eileen Corbett Parise, and the late Charles Parise. He attended E.L. Meyers High School and was a member of St. Aloysius Church. Brian completed his undergraduate degree at Bloomsburg University and completed his master’s degree at McDaniel College in Westminster, Maryland. He has spent his entire professional career in education, teaching at both elementary and secondary levels. Currently, he is serving as the Selinsgrove Area High School principal. He resides in Selinsgrove, with his wife, Anne, and their three children, Dominic, Abigail, and Isabella. The Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Day Banquet will be held Saturday, March 17, at the Woodlands Inn and Resort, Route 315, Plains Twp. Tickets are $80 per person and $50 for guests under 21. Children banquet tickets are also available for guests under 12 for $25. Tickets may be purchased from any active member of the Greater Pittston Friendly Sons of St. Patrick or at the Knights of Columbus on Main Street in Pittston every Thursday night until the night of the banquet. Tickets must be purchased in advance.