Saturday, March 16, 2013
Thousands turn out for annual parade through downtown St. Charles. Add you own photos and videos of the day!
Cold weather, overcast skies and an occassionally brisk wind did not stop thousands of people from taking to Main Street in downtown St. Charles on Saturday for the annual St. Patrick’s Parade, a celebration of all thinks Irish. Enjoy the photos from Saturday’s parade. St. Charles Patch will be posting video of the fun later this evening! Let Patch save you time. Have local stories delivered directly to your inbox with our free newsletter. Fast signup here. Then like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter at @StCharlsILPatch.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Business Exchange and St. Patrick’s activities on tap through the week.
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is offering an array of activities this week, starting Thursday, March 14, 2013, with the Business Exchange on Leasing — “Tips for Negotiating the Best Lease for Commercial Real Estate.” The even, featuring a panel of speakers, is from 5 to 7 p.m. at El Puente restaurant, 112 E. Main St.. The 2013 St. Patrick’s Parade takes place on Main Street from 6th Street to 4th Avenue, and steps off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013. The parade has drawn crowds of as many as 15,000 people from around the area. In addition to the parade, will feature bands, Irish dancers, authentic Irish music, floats, school groups, pre-schools, service clubs, and an array of floats. There will be Deck Out Your Lucky Dog Contest…
Monday, March 4, 2013
Downtown St. Charles Partnership names Rosie Martinez the grand marshal. She helped establish the first St. Patrick’s Parade in 2000
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership on Monday announced that Rosie Martinez will serve as the 2013 St. Patrick’s Parade grand marshal. In 2000, Martinez and 15 volunteers helped establish the first parade with the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce, and with cooperation from the city of St. Charles. In 1998, Maurice McNally invited Rosie to leave Dublin, Ireland and help open McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub in St. Charles. In 1999, Rosie approached the city of St. Charles about organizing the first St. Patrick’s Parade. “I wanted to bring a piece of my culture to St. Charles and show how we really do it back home. We wanted to bring a piece of Ireland to St. Charles.” said Martinez. Today, Martinez works…
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Sign up now for the 2013 St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown St. Charles.
Signed up yet for the St. Patrick’s Parade in downtown St. Charles? There’s still time. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced Tuesday that it has extended the entry deadline to Thursday, Feb. 28, due to increasing interest in the St. Patrick’s Parade, which steps off at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, on Main Street, from 6th Street to 4th Avenue. The festivities also will feature a Deck Out Your Lucky Dog contest and a Dance Show at the Arcada Theatre, 105 E. Main St. The deadline was extended to allow people more time to submit the necessary information. The Downtown St. Charles Partnership is seeking entries from businesses, politicians, and nonprofit organizations. Organizations and businesses wanting to participate must complete …
Monday, February 11, 2013
Pacers, banner carriers, general volunteers and parade marshals are needed for annual event in downtown St. Charles on March 16.
The Downtown St. Charles Partnership seeks volunteers who want to give back to the community and volunteer their time at the St. Patrick’s Parade down Main Street at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013. A release issued Monday by the partnership states that volunteers are needed for the following areas: Volunteers would be required to arrive one to two hours in advance of the 2 p.m. parade. The arrival time depends upon the area of interest. To volunteer, the release asks volunteers to please fill out the volunteer form on the St Patrick’s Parade website, www.downtownstcharles.org/stpats. An array of entrants will be featured in the 2013 parade, ranging from bands, Irish dancers and authentic Irish music, floats, school groups, preschools, …
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Downtown St. Charles Partnership names McNally’s and the city of St. Charles as parade’s presenting sponsors.
McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub and the city of St. Charles will be co-presenting sponsors of the 2013 St. Patrick’s Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2013, the Downtown St. Charles Partnership announced. The parade, which this year is under the direction of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, will be on Main Street, from 6th Street to 4th Avenue. Downtown St. Charles Partnership suggested in a release this week that local businesses consider St. Patrick’s Parade sponsorships, both to life their profile and to demonstrate community support. “Our sponsors are big assets of our organization and we aim to give businesses meaningful recognition that helps them achieve their goals in this market,” Executive Director Lynne Schwartz said in …