The St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke will host their 2024 Grand Colleen Coronation Ball and Awards Reception event:

Saturday, February 17th, 2024 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
(Program to begin at 8:00 p.m.)
The Log Cabin
500 Easthampton Road
Holyoke, MA

Each year, a Grand Colleen is selected to reign with her Court on a majestic float over the two-mile parade route. After receiving overwhelming interest from the community in this year’s pageant, five finalists were chosen from a group of eighteen contestants who competed to be one of the Holyoke Colleens in their 68th annual Colleen Pageant on Saturday, January 6th, 2024. The 2024 Grand Colleen will be crowned at the Grand Coronation Ball and Awards Reception on February 17th, 2024.

2024 Holyoke Colleen Finalists:

Amelia Frances George* – Age 22, Holyoke, MA

Elizabeth Katherine Gourde – Age 22, Holyoke, MA

Hunter Rose Edwards – Age 19, Holyoke, MA

Natalie Belle Morris – Age 19, Holyoke, MA

Taryn Shaylene Ryan – Age 21, Holyoke, MA

*Amelia George was also selected as Miss Congeniality, an honor that is selected by the contestants.

The following 2024 award recipients will also be honored at this event:

Bill Harbilas, Citizenship Award

Stephanie Joyce, Thomas F. Rohan Award

John Driscoll, George E. O’Connell Award

Susie Howard, Daniel J. Gallivan Award

“I am ecstatic to honor our Colleens and 2024 award recipients at the Grand Coronation Ball and Awards Reception on February 17th,” said Hayley Dunn, Parade President. “This event is always a highlight of Green Season and we’re sure it will be a memorable evening for all who attend.”
Media are invited to attend. If interested, or have questions regarding the event please contact Meghan Rothschild at (413) 218-4994 or

Established in 1952, the St. Patrick’s Committee of Holyoke, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer organization that plans one of the most festive St. Patrick’s celebrations in the Northeast. The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade annually welcomes over 400,000 spectators to Holyoke and another 1 million+ who watch it live on the local NBC television affiliate, WWLP, or streaming on The annual Holyoke St. Patrick’s Day Road Race, held the day before the Parade, is one of the premier 10K road races in New England and draws thousands to a festive block party in downtown Holyoke. The Holyoke St. Patrick’s Parade has been designated a local legacy by the Library of Congress.

By Published On: February 10, 2024Categories: Community Calendar

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