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Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to our 2014 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade Award Winners

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
Philadelphia Fire Department

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

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

Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1980)
Outstanding Musical Unit Excluding Grade School Bands:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
Bishop Shanahan Cheerleaders & Marching Band

Anthony J. Ryan Award (Founded 1990)
Outstanding Grade School Band
Sponsored by: The Ryan Family
St. Aloysius Academy Marching 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 Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Tara Gael Dancers

Joseph E. Montgomery Award
(Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH Division 22 Firefighter John J. Redmond & LAOH Division 22 St. Florian

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Schuylkill Irish Society
St. Thomas More High School Alumni Association 

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
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. Denis Parish/Cardinal Foley School Havertown

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
McDade-Cara Championship Irish Dancers

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
AOH Division # 39 Monsignor Thomas J Rilley

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
Haverford HS Best Buddies

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

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
Irish Immigration Center

Michael Bradley

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

THE 2014 PARADE WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY MARCH 16!

The Theme of the 2014 Parade is: ST. PATRICK, BLESS THE CONTRIBUTIONSOF IRISH AMERICANS TO OUR NATION. 

The Grand Marshal of the 2014 Parade is: JIM MURRAY, FOUNDER OF THE RONALD McDONALD HOUSE, FOUNDER OF THE EAGLES FLY FOR LEUKEMIA, AND FORMER GENERAL MANAGER OF THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES.

 info@philadelphiastpatsparade.com

Mass Starts 9:00 AM - St Patrick's 20th & Locust St.

Parade Starts Noon - 16th & JFK Blvd.

Parade Hits Reviewing Stand in Front of Art Museum at 1:00 PM and TV coverage begins.

Parade Ends 4:00 PM

Parade TV Coverage 

Live – Sunday 3/16/14 – 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm on The CWPhilly (WPSG-TV). 

Encore #1 – Sunday 3/16/14 – 4:00pm to 7:00pm on The CWPhilly (WPSG-TV)  The encore will air right after the live broadcast so that everyone from the parade can see it.

Encore #2 – Monday 3/17/14 – 9:00am to Noon on CBS-3.


In the days leading up to the parade, CBS 3 will air stories about various parade groups on their Morning Newscasts and 5pm Newscast.  Their mid-day show “Talk Philly” which airs 12-12:30 pm, will offer a special parade preview on Friday 3/14/14. Please notify your groups and friends to watch CBS 3 AND The CW Philly for these parade segments.   The parade will also be available on COMCAST On-Demand starting March 18th.  Go to their “Get Local” section to find it.

 

“A special room rate of $99 has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn Philadelphia Center at 11th and Arch Streets for Sunday and Monday evening. To make reservations, please call the hotel directly at 215-923-0100 and ask for the St. Patrick’s Day block.”

 


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Michael Bradley
Parade Director

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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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