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Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to  
2018 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
Bradley Family & Friends

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
IBEW Local 98

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
Newark Charter High School Band

Anthony J. Ryan Award (Founded 1990)
Outstanding Elementary School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
St Aloysius School

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
Temple University Irish Dance Team

Joseph E. Montgomery Award
(Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH / LAOH Division 17

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Sandy Muller. Muller Beverage
Second Street 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
Coyle School of Irish Dance

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage.
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns
Sisters of Mercy

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
McDade-Cara Championship Irish Dancers

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding Organization Involving Charitable Endeavors.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
Donegal Association

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
Irish Immigration Center

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

Philip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
United States Navy Band Northeast

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

 All Information is on our website at www.phillyparade.com

Michael Bradley

Parade Director


We are ready for St Patrick's Month !




















CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SUPERBOWL CHAMPION PHILADELPHIA EAGLES!

 

Our 2019 Parade Theme is: 

Congratulations to the 2019 Grand Marshal: 

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 Bradley
Parade Director

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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