St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade
St. Augustine Celtic Festival
The luck o' the Irish be with you at the St. Augustine St. Patrick's Day Parade, an annual celebration of the Emerald Isle's most revered saint. Lads and lasses from throughout Georgia and Florida, Savannah to Sarasota and beyond converge upon the Ancient City each year, donning their best greens. Did you know that the wearin' o' the green was outlawed in the 18th century England. Seen as a form of rebellion, wearing of shamrocks was a crime punishable by hanging. Irish folklore holds that St. Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Christian doctrine of the Trinity to Irish polytheists. Patrick was born in to a wealthy family and kidnapped from Roman Britain by Irish raiders in the fourth century. He eventually escaped back home, but returned in 432 to help Christianize Ireland. Today, St. Patricks Day parades are celebrated around the world - this one as a favorite part of the annual St. Augustine Celtic Festival, March 9, 2013 at 10 a.m. So bring your best mates and have a craic.
ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADE 2013 brought to you by:
March 09, 2013- 10:00amin Downtown St. Augustine, FL
We'd like you to be a part of the parade!
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(Floats, Bands, groups, etc.)
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Call Sherri Cunningham 904-535-6853
or email Parade@Celtic.RomanzaStAugustine.org
Non-Commercial Parade Participant $30
Commercial Parade Participant $55
(Note: our payment processor is PayPal, but you can still use a regular credit card, without being a PayPal member.)
Confirmed Official Party:
Grand Marshal - Cpl. Tyler Southern, USMC (RET)
Although I am a native of South Carolina, I have deep roots and affection for Northern Florida. I’m a graduate of Mandarin High School, Jacksonville, class of 2007. After graduation I proudly joined the United States Marine Corps. I completed basic and infantry training and was assigned to 1st Battalion 2nd Marine Division and deployed to Iraq. In March of 2010 my unit was deployed to southern Afghanistan. On May 5, 2010, two months into my assignment, while serving on dismounted patrol, I stepped on 10 pounds of homemade explosives. This resulted to the immediate amputation of both my legs above the knee and my right arm above the elbow. Subsequently I also had substantial damage to my only remaining limb, my left arm. I was able to return home to Jacksonville in time to celebrate my twenty first birthday. This trip reconnected me to my friend, Ms. Ashley Statti, who became my non-medical attendant and then my bride. She has been instrumental to my success, both mentally and therapeutically. I retired from the Marine Corps over five years faithful of service. After almost two and half years of therapy at Walter Reed Naval Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland I am happy to call St. Augustine home. Both my wife and I work for a non-profit organization called Wounded Wear in which we help raise awareness to help wounded service members and families of the fallen. I am truly honored to have been selected to be the Grand Marshal! What an amazing opportunity it is and I look forward to the experience of the day!!
Ralf Ingwersen has been part of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! family since 2006 following a long career in radio and television broadcasting.
He is the Director of Ghost Tours for Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in St. Augustine, FL, but has worn (and is wearing) many other hats within the company.
Ralf is the host of the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! World Wide Radio Oddcast, heard by hundreds of thousands of listeners on nearly every continent on Earth each week.
Allie O. is St. Augustine's biggest fan and kindest critic. Her reviews and tips reach thousands of readers across America via SimplyStAugustine.com where she shows tourists how to "enjoy their stay the local way".
As a local, she connects with St. Augustine Record readers as well. Living in the nation's oldest city is amazing and she wants everyone in St. Johns County to "Love where you live!" With some luck o' the Irish and lots of the grace of God, she enjoys life to the fullest daily along with her hubby and six children.
|Dawn Lopez is the Morning and Noon News Anchor for Fox 30/WAWS and CBS 47/WTEV. dawn has been with the stations for more than ten years.
She grew up on the First Coast; attended Sandalwood and Wolfson High School and the University of North Florida. An avid beach-goer in her spare time, she is also the mother of very active twins. Dawn is an enthusiastic sign language interpreter at her church; she loves to share her joys and experiences through sign.
Dawn’s community work is legend; her work with the local Foster children group, First Coast Children has led to her award-winning biweekly features called ” Jacksonville’s Children” segment which airs on Action News. Through her involvement, more children are being adopted from Foster care on the First Coast. Dawn says of her many accolades and awards from her work as a News Anchor and her involvement with Jacksonville’s Children, “ The awards I'm most proud of have been for my Jacksonville's Children's segment. It runs twice weekly on Action News. I tell the stories of local Foster Children who are up for adoption. You'll also find videos of the children I've featured on actionnewsjax.com.”
Kent Justice has joined the local station as weekend evening anchor and evening reporter. Kent has a passion for sharing the important stories in each person’s life, through any medium available.
“I would describe myself as a serial storyteller," he said. "To my kids, that’s painful, and they think sometimes it’s embarrassing. But I love to talk with people, and I love to both hear and tell a great story -- whether that’s in person, writing an article or blog or creating compelling TV.” Kent came to Jacksonville from Columbus, Ohio -- “the most famous of the 10 Columbuses spread across America” -- where he spent nearly 12 years as an anchor on various shows.
“The assignment I truly loved, though, was as a consumer advocate. Working to help people solve their problems, especially when they were being taken advantage of. That’s so much more rewarding to me than some of the other stories we have to cover.”
Kent launched his professional journalism career at 17 years old as a sports writer for a large San Francisco area newspaper chain. That led to play-by-play and sportscasts in Montana, South Dakota and California before he turned his attention to news full time.
Kent has reported for and anchored television newscasts since 1996.
Adrienne Moore came to Jacksonville in July 2012 to be a news anchor on WXJT-TV 4. She is originally from Davis, California, has worked as a news anchor for such stations as KFMB, San Diego, KGTV, San Diego, KSBY-TV. San Luis Obispo, KHSL-TV, Redding, CA and was an Associate Producer KOVR-TV, Sacramento. Adrienne was also the Director of Public Relations Lombardi & Assoc., San Luis Obispo. She has her degree in Journalism from California State University, Sacramento.
Adrienne has been a go-getter all her life. She started in gymnastics at the age of three and was a competitive gymnast for fourteen years. She was ranked nationally on floor exercise and balance beam. She is hoping to meet Shannon Miller who lives in Jacksonville. Adrienne’s love of sports originates from going to San Francisco Giants games with her father and brother. She is also an avid runner and loves to run marathons.
Views of the 2012 St Patrick's Day Parade!
Best Band – Jacksonville Pipe & Drum
Best Marching Unit – 501st Stormtroopers
Best Float – Meehan’s Irish Pub