February 28, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
St. Patrick’s Day Parade Scheduled for Saturday, March 16
(Denison, IA) – The Chamber and Development Council of Crawford County (CDC) has announced plans for the Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Denison. The parade will be held on Saturday, March 16 at 1:00 p.m. in Uptown Denison. This will mark the 23rd consecutive year for the parade, one of the longest running St. Patrick’s Day parades in the state of Iowa. The parade will also be tied to various shopping promotions with participating Chamber members throughout Denison.
“One of the great things about our St. Patrick’s Day Parade is that no entry forms are required. Anyone can participate,” said Evan Blakley, Executive Director of the Chamber and Development Council.
“We’ll line up for the parade beginning at 12:30 p.m. in front of the Post Office on 1st Avenue North. Anyone with a float, vehicle or parade entry of just about any kind can arrive at the staging area and join in the parade,” Blakley said.
The parade route will begin at the Post Office on 1st Avenue North, continue one block south on Main Street to Broadway, then proceed east on Broadway to 16th Street.
Blakley also noted the parade is in need of nominations for Grand Marshal and Irish Mother, a long-standing tradition. Brian O’Neill, owner of O’Neill Plumbing & Drain Cleaning, is the chair of the committee that helps make the annual selection. Blakley said that nominations can be phoned, mailed or emailed to the CDC office at 18 S. Main St. in Denison. The phone number is (712)263-5621. Emailed nominations can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Over the past few years the number of floats and people in the parade has continued to grow,” stated Blakley. “Last year there were more than 100 entries, and we’re hoping for an even bigger parade this year”, he said.
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Contact: Evan Blakley, 263-5621 · email@example.com · 18 S Main St, Denison, IA
The mission of the CDC is to maintain, enhance and grow the economic viability of the Crawford County communities. The CDC is committed to serving all citizens of the county, interfacing with various groups, business and governmental agencies to maintain and expand the economic base.