The following Awards were given out for the 2019 Grand Parade:
Grand Marshal Award -Ken Ritchie Memorial
Best Musical Entry – Manawa Marching Band
Best Non-commercial Entry – Crain Clan
Best Commercial Entry – CN Railway – Little Obie Educational Train
Mike Coyle Memorial Award – Huckleberry Acres
A BIG congratulations to you all and thank you to all those who participated and worked on the Parade!
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin is proud to announce our Irish Man & Rose and Parade Marshall for 2019.
We have chose as Irish Man, John Paters and as Irish Rose, Kathleen (Kay) Mielke. They have performed for all of our Irish Entertainment nights through the years and do a wonderful job. They have fully supported our organization and we are so happy they have accepted.
Our Grand Marshall this year is no stranger to our Parade. Better known as “The Wacky Wheeler” Rob Summerbell has decided to retire from “Wheeling” due to health reasons and we are very proud to have him watching the Parade from the dignitary stand as our honored Marshall this year. You can read his story on NBC15 out of Madison by clicking here.
We are looking forward to another great year, our 35th, and hope to see lots of smiling faces at our events again as we always have.
The following groups were presented with the 2018 Grand Parade Trophies:
Grand Marshal Award (Best in Show) – New London Mom Prom – “Thought they put a lot of time into making the archway and decorating it. They deserve it.”
Best Musical Award – Tripoli Scottish Highlanders – “Awesome music! Thank you for coming!”
Best Non-Commercial Award – New Dublin Police, Fire, and Emergency – “Thank you for everything you do every year!”
Best Commercial Award – Paul’s Plumbing – “Nice decorations! Thank you!”
Mike Coyle Memorial Award – Will be announced after our April 2nd Shamrock Club Membership Meeting.
Thank you to all who participated in and watched the Parade this year. Next year the Parade will be on March 23rd.
On Saturday, March 10 @ Mosquito Hill Nature Centre, Green Apple Folk Music will present “A Celtic Afternoon” featuring a variety of Celtic music performed by Mike O’Connell & “Flip of the Coin”, Paul Srubas, Terry Dawson, Pat Schwenke, Jim Anger, Steve Peterson with Dan & Dean, & Melissa Mulroy.
This is a family friendly venue suitable for all ages. $2 for Green Apple members, $5 for not yet members. Under 12 free. Music begins promptly @ 2:00 p.m. with intermission treats. A fine way to celebrate the music of the Olde Sod in preparation for St. Pat’s week here in New Dublin. We hope to see ya there!
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin is proud to announce our dignitaries for 2018.
This year our Irish Man is Randy Genske and Irish Rose is Arlene Birkholz. Randy has been an active member for many years and has been a great help on Parade day setting up the Dignitary and Announcer’s Stands. Arlene is a former owner of The Pine Tree and has always supported the Shamrock Club by advertising on and using our placemats, advertising on our poster and selling buttons. We are thrilled that they have both accepted and I know they will have lots of fun this year and will represent us well.
Our Parade Marshalls this year are Dan and Lovana Rice. They own Rice’s Greenhouse and have also been great supporters of our organization through the years. We are very excited that they agreed to let us honor them as dignitaries this year and I know they will have fun with our events throughout the week and watching the Parade.
Our Parade Judges this year are Todd & Lori Barrington. They have also been active in the past by helping to take care of our Parade Dignitaries and are a great addition to our list and will be very fair and impartial judges.
Congratulations to all of our very deserving Dignitaries this year and if you see them out and about in the community please congratulate them as well.
Parade Director and 2017 Irish Rose Jill Hart announced the winners of this year’s Grand Parade.
Grand Marshal Award – St. Joseph’s Residence
Mike Coyle Memorial Award – Paul’s Plumbing Plus
Best Musical Entry – Freedom High School Marching Irish
Best Non-Commercial Entry – Crain Clan
Best Commercial Entry – First State Bank
Congratulations to all the winners. It was indeed a Grand Parade!!!
If you couldn’t come to the Parade you can view it on You Tube.
We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
We are proud to announce the dignitaries for our 2017 Shamrock Club of New Dublin year.
The Irish Man is Jerome O’Neil. He has been with our organization for many years, has marched in the Parade with the O’Neil Clan and rumor has it he may be one of the Leprechauns.
The Irish Rose is Jill Hart. She has been our Parade Director for over 20 years and does a wonderful job. She has also served the Shamrock Club in the past as President and participates in all of our events and activities
Our Parade Marshals this year are Wally & Mickey Schmidt. They are busy persons in the community and for several years have graciously opened their home to our dignitaries before the Parade for snacks and drinks.
The Parade Judges this year are Steve & Joan Malliet. We welcome their input as long time members of our organization as well.
The 2017 Irish Lad and Lass were Kayden Kloehn and Erin O’Donoghue. They received this distinction for winning the Shamrock Club’s youth poetry contest.
Kloehn, son of Kaylene Kloehn, is a sixth-grader at New London Intermediate/Middle School. He wrote his poem in Kelly Keach’s language arts class. His poem centers on the mischief the New Dublin leprechauns create. Among his verses: “Changing up the town signs; Painting on the road lines; Making shenanigans all over town; Nobody knows how to calm them down.”
O’Donoghue, daughter of Tom and Amy O’Donoghue, is in Sam Van Alstine’s fourth-grade class at Lincoln Elementary. She wrote about the “New Dublin” traditions that include changing the sign and painting shamrocks on the streets. Her poem advised listeners: “St. Patrick’s Day is for everyone so make sure to have some fun.”
We would like you to congratulate and welcome them with us as our valued dignitaries for 2017. Thank you all for letting us honor you.
The winners of the Grand Parade trophies are:
Best Commercial Entry – Paul’s Plumbing Plus, LLC
Best Non-Commercial Entry – New London Bow Hunters Assoc.
Best Musical – Freedom High School Marching Irish
Grand Marshal Award – Tripoli Highlanders
Mike Coyle Memorial Award – Echoes of Camp Randall (UW Marching Band)
Great job to everyone who participated in and worked on the Parade this year. It surely was GRAND! Can’t wait for next year.
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin is proud to announce our 2016 Irish Man Don Murphy. Don has been a member for years and has helped us out many times in the past. We know he will do us proud this year. Congratulations Don!!!
Don Murphy – Irish Man of the Year 2016
This year we are doing something different and have decided to have 2 Irish Roses. Both are equally deserving and very active in our community. Pat Moriarity has supported our events for many years and is a very dynamic and visible force in New London. Irene Kraske has been a friend to The Shamrock Club for years and keeps us informed on the goings on in Mukwa through articles she has written for the Press-Star. Congratulations Pat & Irene!!!
Pat Moriarity – Irish Rose 2016
Irene Kraske – Irish Rose 2016
Our Grand Marshal for 2016 is no stranger to our Parade and other events. He works with the local cable channel and is always there for our Family Program and Parade doing video so those that can’t be at our events can view them on TV. He has been a Shamrock Club member for many years as well and we are very happy that he has accepted the honor. Congratulations Dick!!!
Dick Johnson – Grand Parade Marshall 2016
Our theme this year is “Hang Your Hat in New Dublin”. Thank you again this year to Janet Golla for designing our beautiful button as you can see below.
A big CONGRATULATIONS again to our fantastic dignitaries for 2016. We are so thankful to have you all represent us this year and for being active in our club and community.
It’s going to be a great year so we hope lots of people will hang their hats here in New Dublin, whether you live here or even if it’s only for the week.
Thank you all who participated in our Grand Parade. Jill Hart did a great job as always. All Parade Awards will be delivered this week.
And the Parade Winners are:
Best Musical Entry = Madison Pipes & Drums
Judges Comment = Very professional in their presentation of Amazing Grace.
Best Non-Commercial Entry = Newfie Brigade Newfoundland Club
Judges Comment = Live animals at a parade would be a peoples choice – Well dressed dogs and handlers – Crowd pleaser entry.
Best Commercial Entry = Mike Murphy Ford with 6 Figures Band
Judges Comment = Live music and a well dressed float. Can’t be beat.
Mike Coyle Memorial Award = Green Bay Preble High School Marching Band
Grand Marshal Award = Finnegan’s Wake