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Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to 
2019 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 
Outstanding Organization that Exemplifies the Spirit of the Parade
Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia 

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization

Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Joseph Fleming Memorial Brigade

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
Port Chester NY High School Band

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

Marie C. Burns Award
(Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult Ceili Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Crossroads School of Irish Dance


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

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Sandy Muller. Muller Beverage
St. Gabriel’s Irish 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
Second Street Irish Society

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage.
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns 
St. Katherine Siena Northeast Philadelphia

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
Cummins School of Irish Dance

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding Organization Involving Charitable Endeavors.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
AOH / LAOH Division 87

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
AOH Division 1 Dennis Kelly

Paul J. Phillips Jr. Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding Parade Marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Ernie Diver

Philip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Philadelphia Police & Fire Pipes and Drums Band

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


Michael Bradley
Parade Director           All Information is on our website at www.phillyparade.com

 




Final Line of March is Posted !


Parade goes on, Liquid Sunshine or Shine!   I don’t trust the weather people at all, except Kathy Orr !    Last Sunday they called for 4-7 inches we got an inch.  This Sunday went from snow Friday, Saturday & Sunday to snow Sunday, to 40 to 46 to 54 and rain.  THE RAIN WILL CLEAR OUT BY NOON, PLEASE TELL EVERYONE TO COME DOWNTOWN TO WATCH THE PARADE !

SUNDAY MARCH 10TH 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 J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director,
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

   

Sunday March 15, 2020     250TH PARADE !!!!!!!
STAY TUNED !

Parade starts 11:00 AM Sunday, March 10

Fox 29 TV is from Noon to 3:00 PM
Rebroadcast 
Sunday March 17 Noon to 3:00 PM

Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Congratulations to our 2019 Grand Marshal 
Sean Patrick McMenamin 

Our 2019 Theme is: ST. PATRICK, UNITE US !

Thank you for your continued support and participation with the Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Without you, the parade wouldn’t exist. We look forward to celebrating with you in 2019 and have some news to share with you!

The parade will be on March 10, 2019, not on St. Patrick’s Day March 17th.

We have a new post office box:

St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association
PO Box 36629
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Congratulations to the new officers of the St Patrick’s Day Observance Association:

St. Patrick's Day Observance Assn. Board of Directors 2018-2019

Officers
Chaplain: Fr. Kevin J. Gallagher
Chaplain: Sister James Anne Feerick I.H.M.
President:   John A. Stevenson 
1st Vice President: Joseph M. Fox  
2nd Vice President: Mary Beth Ryan
Parade Director: Michael J. Bradley, Jr.    
Treasurer: Harry J. Marnie 
Recording Secretary: Hon, James Murray Lynn

Corresponding Secretary: Karen Boyce McCollum 

      

Thank you.

Michael Bradley
Parade Director
3/5/2019


We are ready for St Patrick's Month !




















CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!

 


SUNDAY MARCH 10TH 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


THE 2019 PARADE IS CLOSED TO ALL NEW PARTICIPANTS AS OF DECEMBER 30.

Michael J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director,
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade










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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