Denice Morrison has been elected to serve as grand marshal of the 2015 Diamond Jubilee St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday along Delaware Avenue, the United Irish American Association of Erie County reports.
Morrison, a UIAA executive committee member and a longtime volunteer worker on the parade, has chosen her husband, John Morrison, chairman of the UIAA executive committee; her sister, Shawn Baumgarden; and her stepchildren, Ayrn and Jason Morrison, as her deputy marshals.
Morrison, a Frontier High School graduate and a former Buffalo Jill, is vice president in the Customer Asset Management Department at M&T Bank. Her husband was grand marshal of the 2007 parade.
The 2015 parade is dedicated to the memory of Scott Burchard, a project engineer with local construction companies, who volunteered as a division marshal and marched in the parade for 15 years with the Blackthorn Club in black top hat and coat.