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
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin in partnership with Wolf River Trips Campground and Sociables will be offering free shuttle rides Saturday March 21 after the tent closes at 6:00 pm until bar close time in the New Dublin and Northport area including all three hotels.
All you need to do is call our 2 Shuttle Hot Lines and let them know where you are and where you want to go.
As always the rides are FREE and tipping is encouraged.
Wolf River Trips drivers have decided to put all their tips into the “Tips for Chip” fund. Chip is a Wolf River Trips employee and former driver who is battling cancer for the third time and is currently undergoing a bone marrow transplant. Their phone number is 920-585-1608
Sociables will have one 23 passenger van running that night as well and is also free. That phone number is 920-507-1170.
We want to thank both of these New London businesses for helping to keep our event goers safe and hope lots of our visitors use them.
The Shamrock Club of New Dublin is pleased to announce our theme for 2015 is “Hearts of Green”. The new button is finished as you can see above and is available for purchase at the Chamber of Commerce office, Familiar Grounds, Pup’s Irish Pub, Coppershot, The Water’s, Shamrock Heights, Bear Lake Campground, the VFW, The Pine Tree Supper Club and from any Shamrock Club member.
We are also very pleased and proud to announce our Irish Man and Irish Rose for 2015, Dave and Sue Tennie. Dave is a past president of the Shamrock Club and they have both been very active for many years. Congratulations to them both and I know they will represent us well.
Also to round out our Dignitary clan is John Faucher who will be our Parade Marshall. He is very active in the community and has always supported us in our activities and Festivities.
Please check out the Irish Fest page where we have announced the bands for 2015 and the Schedule page is also current for the coming year.
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.
Carrie & Larry Katerzynske
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.