2014 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Awards are as follows:
Best Musical Entry – Shamrock Club Color Guard Pipes & Drums
Best Commercial Entry – Amanda Cupcake
Best Non-Commercial Entry – Newfie Brigade
Best Clan – O’Neil Clan
Grand Marshal Award (Best in Show) – Crain Clan
The Mike Coyle Memorial Award – O’Neil Clan
Thank-you Jill Hart and her committee for another GRAND Parade in New Dublin.
Congratulations to our newest dignitaries Irish Lad Cody Casey and Irish Lassie Sarah Watling. They will be riding in the Grand Parade Saturday, March 22 with the rest of the honorees on our new dignitary float.
We would also like to thank all the 4th, 5th and 6th graders who submitted their poems. They are such a joy to read every year.
Our theme for the year is “Reunite Your Clan”. This is our 30th year for the Parade and would love to have lots of families in the area gather their loved ones together for our Festivities this year. Contact us for information on how to get your Clan in the Parade as well as answers to other questions about our activities.
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin are proud to announce the 2014 Irish Man and Irish Rose for 2014 Carrie & Larry Katerzynske. They have both been very active for many years and are very deserving of the honor. Carrie (Palmer) has been our Public Relations Director for the past several years and gets our event news out to the public, answers publicity requests and serves on the Poster committee among many other things. Larry has been our Treasurer for the past several years and does a wonderful job as well as helping out with many of our other activities. His name may not be Irish but he does has Scottish roots, from his mother’s maiden name of Walker, which can be traced back to Fife, Scotland.
The Grand Marshall this year is Donna Coyle, a very well known name in New Dublin as most of you familiar with us know. Mike her husband was a charter member of our organization and was in charge of Finnegan’s Wake since the beginning. Sadly, we lost Mike last year after a courageous battle with cancer and Donna selflessly had been supportive of her husband and our activities. We love her dearly and are very proud to have her represent us as Parade Grand Marshall this year.
Our Parade Judges this year are 3 members of the Coyle Clan: Diane Coyle, Paula (Coyle) Ort and Beth (Coyle) Hutchison. They are a great addition to our dignitary list and we have no doubt they will do a wonderful job and keep that Dignitary Stand lively and warm.
We congratulate all of our dignitaries and are hoping for good weather this year for the Parade on March 22 after this long winter.
Please watch for further in depth articles on our dignitaries and events in the Waupaca County Post in the near future.
Due to scheduling conflicts, the Schedule of Events for 2014 has been changed as follows. Irish Entertainment night will be on Wednesday, March 19 and Irish Carolling will be on Thursday, March 20. The times and locations for those events will remain the same, only the dates have changed. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope you can all still join us for those events. Don’t forget, the Grand Parade this year is on March 22.
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin invites you to join them for the fourth annual Halfway to St Patrick’s Week Ceili to be held at the New London VFW (Beckert Rd and Division St) on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1 to 4PM. Bob Pillsbury will teach and call dances to the music of the Rakes of McGuinness Ceili Band. Free admission, all are welcome but NO CARRYINS please,