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Annual Golf Outing
You are invited to join the Annual Master of the Green Golf Tournament
Date: Monday, October 5, 2015
Location: Paxon Hollow Country Club
Check in starts at 11:30 AM.

Start Time: 12:30 PM Shotgun start, Scramble format

Directions: 610-325-4838

Golf, Cart, Prizes and Gifts

For more information on the Masters of the Green Golf Tournament, contact Mike Callahan at 215-983-7224 

You can view the parade online at CBS Philly - videos or Comcast on demand  - local section!

Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to our 2015 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
Group that Best Exemplified the Spirit of the Parade
Christina Ryan Kilcoyne School of Irish Dance

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Irish of Havertown

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

Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Musical Unit Excluding Grade School Bands:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
Marching Phoenix Band (Hartford Conn.)

Anthony J. Ryan Award (Founded 1990)
Outstanding Grade School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
St. Francis DeSales Catholic School

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

Marie C. Burns Award
(Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult 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 61

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Schuylkill Irish Society
Cairdeas Irish Brigade 

James F. Cawley Parade Director's Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Irish Performance or Display Chosen by the Parade Director
Sponsored by: AOH Division 87 Port Richmond
McDade / Cara School of Irish Dance

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding School or Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage while promoting Christian Values
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns
St. Patrick’s Parish (Malvern, PA)

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

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding organization that best exemplifies the preservation of Irish-American unity through charitable endeavors to assist those less fortunate at home and abroad.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
Second Street Irish Society

Mary Theresa Dougherty Award
(Founded 2012)
Outstanding organization dedicated to serving the needs of God's people in the community.
Sponsored by: St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board
Malvern Retreat House

Paul J. Phillips Jr. Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding parade marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Patrick Conneen 
John Bradley

Phillip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Award given to the outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom and protect us through sacrifice and compassion for others.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Pro Life Union


Michael Bradley

Parade Director           All Information is on our website at

On behalf of the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board, thank you for your cooperation.  We know how hard it is to put together the great groups you have and we really appreciate your efforts!!!

                                                      In Honor of St. Patrick,

Michael J. Bradley Jr.

Parade Director,
Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Updated 8/13/2015

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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