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2018 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade Grand Marshal Nominations

Accepted from Organizations October 2 to October 15, 2017.

We will only accept one nomination from each organization to cut down on paperwork please.

 

Grand Marshal will be selected at our November 9, 2017 meeting

Please send all nominations by 5:00 PM October 15 to Bill Ivers, President at

 

williamivers@verizon.net

Thank you.

For More Information Contact

Bill Ivers 215-380-5824




Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to  
2017 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade Award Winners

Hon. James H.J. Tate Award
(Founded 1980, this was named the Enright Award Prior to 1986)
Sponsored by: Mike Driscoll & Michael Bradley
Outstanding Organization that Exemplifies the Spirit of the Parade
Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes & Drum Band

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
AOH & LAOH Division 88

George Costello Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Float in the Parade
Sponsored by: The Irish Society
Cavan Society

Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Musical Band:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
Cardinal O'Hara High School Marching Band  

Anthony J. Ryan Award (Founded 1990)
Outstanding Elementary School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
N/A this year

Walter Garvin Award (Founded 1993)
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group
Sponsored by: Walter Garvin Jr.
Cummings School of Irish Dance

Marie C. Burns Award
(Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult Ceili Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Tara Gael Irish Dancers

Joseph E. Montgomery Award
(Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH Division 4 Black Jack Kehoe

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by:
Philadelphia Emerald Society

James F. Cawley Parade Director's Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Irish Performance Chosen by the Parade Director
Sponsored by: AOH Division 87 Port Richmond
Philadelphia Area GAA Players  

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage.
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns
St. Katherine of Siena Irish Dancers, Wayne PA

Maureen McDade McGrory Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Children's Dance Group Exemplifying the Spirit of Irish Culture Through Traditional Dance.
Sponsored by: McDade School of Irish Dance
Emerald Isle School of Irish Dance

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding Organization Involving Charitable Endeavors.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
AOH & LAOH Division 17

Mary Theresa Dougherty Award
(Founded 2012)
Outstanding Organization Dedicated to Serving the Needs of God's People.
Sponsored by: St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board
St. Thomas More High School Alumni Association

Paul J. Phillips Jr. Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding Parade Marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Bill, Michael, Megan & Courtney Whitman  

Phillip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Cairdeas Irish Brigade

Joseph J. Bradley Award (Founded 2017) 
Outstanding dance group for originality and artistic interpretation of Irish Dance
Sponsored By: Michael & Linda Bradley
McDade Cara School of Irish Dance


Michael J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director,
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade



    

  

 


 

 



Our 2017 Parade Theme is: 

Congratulations to the 2018 Grand Marshal: 

Congratulations to the Ring of Honor for 2018 

Ring of Honor Named by President William Ivers

In Honor of St. Patrick,



NEW PARADE ROUTE 


 

The 2018 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which will be held on Sunday, March 11th from Noon through 3pm, will air LIVE on Fox 29!

There will be an encore of the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday March 17th also from Noon through 3pm on Fox 29!

Stay tuned to:
Fox 29 TV, www.FOX29.com
and to The St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association  www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com

for additional details about this year’s parade and other exciting events!

Thank you all!

St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board

 

Michael Bradley

Parade Director           All Information is on our website at www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com


SUNDAY MARCH 11TH IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME, WHY DON'T YOU JUST TURN YOUR CLOCK AHEAD RIGHT NOW !!!!!



Rule 1:

THE PARADE IS ON EVERY YEAR,
LIQUID SUNSHINE OR SHINE !
IT DOES NOT GET CANCELLED.

Rule 2:

If we have confused you, see Rule 1

Michael Bradley
Parade Director

NOTE: HOMELAND SECURITY HAS ADVISED THAT ALL VEHICLES MUST BE REGISTERED WITH LICENSE PLATE AND DRIVERS INFO; IT IS NOW ON THE REGISTRATION FORM.  If you are renting a truck or trolley, you have to get that info and put it on the online application form when you get the info FROM THE RENTAL AGENCY by this March 1.

Please do not send an email with info or tell us the vehicles will have info on board.   That's not what Homeland security has asked and the vehicle will not be allowed tin the parade.

We really can't be any clearer than this, thank you, we know its extra work.

Thank you.

THE 2018 PARADE IS CLOSED TO ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS AS OF DECEMBER 30.











Thank you to the Philadelphia Police Department and their families. You are in our prayers!


Want to show your support? Become a sponsor of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. Contact The St. Patrick's Day Observance Association for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Observance Association
P.O. Box 40744
Philadelphia, PA 19107



 

 
 
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