The Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of Central Iowa will again sponsor a Saint Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Des Moines on Saturday, March 16, 2013.
Parade floats can include most any kind of vehicle, but you must have an Irish theme to your float or display. The registration fee is $100 for an entry of Irish theme, Irish Clan or Family. Entries of a political nature will have a registration fee of $250.
The parade will stage on MLK Parkway, proceed north on 15th Street to Grand Avenue, then turn east on Grand to 8th Street, where it will veer south, pausing just long enough to allow thirsty participants to jump off and head to the reception at the Marriott. Floats may then proceed south and east, returning to MLK.
Yes, the Friendly Sons reception will again be held at the Marriott in downtown Des Moines, with a live band (Kelly's Clan) and other entertainment throughout the afternoon, including a performance by the Foy School of Irish Dance, culminating in the presentations of the parade entry trophies, and the highly anticipated drawing of the winners of the Lucky Draw raffle, with the top prize again being a trip to the Motherland, dear old Ireland. So do not forget to buy your tickets. At only $10 a chance, and the money going to local charities, you'll want to improve your odds by purchasing several. And they make great St. Patty's Day gifts!
Any questions, concerns, or comments about the 2013 parade or future events, please contact:
Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick
1620 Pleasant Street, Suite 241
Des Moines, IA 50311
Questions: Call Ed at 515.491.5881
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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