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Kutztown University Dance Team Selected for Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade

February 20, 2014

KUTZTOWN, Pa. - The Kutztown University Dance Team has been selected to participate in the 2014 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 16.  The parade begins at noon at the intersection of JFK Blvd. and 16th St.  The parade goes up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway to Kelly Dr. 

The parade can be viewed on the CW Network (WPSG-TV) beginning at 1 p.m. Encore showings can be seen March 16 at 4 p.m. on the CW Network and March 17 at 9 a.m. on CBS 3, Philadelphia.

The first documented St. Patrick's Day Celebration Parade in Philadelphia was held in 1771, marking over 240 continuous years of celebrations. The current parade, which is hosted by the St. Patrick's Day Observance Association, was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1952.

Kutztown University Dance Team is a completely student-run organization.  They perform for KU sporting events, charity and community events.  In 2013 the team opened and closed the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Members participating in the performance include:

Hayley Anderson, Ringtown, PA

Skyla Bredekamp, West Babylon, NY

Jessica Burns, Langhorne, PA

Shannon Casey, Archbald, PA

Emilie Cruz, Lafayette Hill, PA

Rachel Davies, Newtown, PA

Victoria DellaVecchia, Ivyland, PA

Sarah Deon, Morrisville, PA

Allison Destefano, Scranton, PA

Meghan Devlin, Schuylkill Haven, PA

Maura Drumm, Philadelphia, PA

Abigayle Gannon, Wysox, PA

Morgan Greenwood, Mohrsville, PA

Sarah Hammaker, Lemoyne, PA

Lorin Kavanagh, Kinnelon, NJ

Sarah Kelly, Bridgewater, NJ

Gina Laureti, Bordentown, NJ

Brittany Lisa, Rockaway, NJ

Brittney Meyers, Scranton, PA

Briana Miller, Lafayette Hill, PA

Felicia Nelson, Annville, PA

Jamie Reagan, Bethlehem, PA

Kassidy Rineer, Lancaster, PA

Amanda Roarty, Fairless Hills, PA

Macy Skiles, Landisville, PA

Hannah Stahley, Trexlertown, PA

Brittany Strosser, Lancaster, PA

Gabrielle Swart, Coopersburg, PA

Rebecca Swartz, York, PA

Kristen Trunk, Lakewood, NJ

Megan Valley, Nazareth, PA

Breanna Wherrity, Warminster, PA

Monica Wherrity, Warminster, PA

Courtney Wilson, Philadelphia, PA

Kristina Wolfgang, Eagleville, PA


For more information contact Jamie Reagan at