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30A St Patrick's Day parade and celebration

Discussion in 'Events and Activities' started by Lake Eastern, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Lake Eastern

    Lake Eastern Beach Lover

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    There was a great segment on WMBB this morning with the guy from 30A TV and Wayne Gentry re the 2nd annual St Patrick's Day Parade and Celebration.
     
  2. Matt J

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    scooterbug44 SoWal Expert

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    T minus 24 hours until the Parade! :biggrin:
     
  4. DuneLaker

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    Where are some good places to watch?
     
  5. Matt J

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    The most populated place seemed to be the BMB area last year. However there's plenty of space along the side of the road from 83 to 283.
     
  6. scooterbug44

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    bumpity-bumpity!

    woo-hoo parade tomorrow! :clap:
     
  7. incredible1

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    Promote your business or just decorate a vehicle and have some fun !

    Its not too late to enter the parade, just print the registration form and bring it with you (completed) NOTE: As a late entry, you will need to be at the staging point at Gulf Place by 1.15pm to be allowed to enter

    2nd Annual 30a St Patricks Parade

    Best places to view - crowded but near judges table and Johnny McTighes and Sallys
    Uncrowded - Redfish Village, Gult Trace and along near the Preserve and Sanctuary
     
  8. Jennifer Steele

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    Rain or shine????
     
  9. Teresa

    Teresa Moderator Staff Member

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    :wave:parade report with pix pleeeeeze along with assorted commentary from paraders and paradees.
     
  10. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    I still don't understand why people celebrate St Patrick's Day three days before St Patrick's Day. I didn't even read this thread until today. I saw the Stinky's Fish Camp float go through Grayton yesterday, with a small sign which read, "Lake Place opening soon!" I thought that was a genius way to announce it, though my friend said it must be the St Patrick's Day parade float. Very strange that it is celebrated on the weekend rather than the St Patrick's Day. I don't do other holiday's on the weekend if the actual holiday falls on a weekday, and I am not about to start doing this one.
     
  11. ShallowsNole

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    Could it be because St. Patty's is not a national holiday, and the vast majority of us have to work? :wave:

    btw, I missed it too - pics?
     
  12. Matt J

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    Get over yourself.
     
  13. Teresa

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    I hear ya. and totally agree. but SN has a good point- we aren't off work on St Patty's Day - so if you are going to do a parade, it has to be on the weekend. either way, participation may not be as good as it could be. oh well. I'm not particularly into celebrating St Patty's Day ahead of time or at all, but I hope those that did had a blast! also, its just a good excuse for the community to come together, especially these days!
     
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  14. Matt J

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    It was discussed by the Parade committee and agreed that to do it on a weekday would exclude those working and kids who have school. It was a great time. Pics and video forthcoming.

    Congratulations to Stinky's Fish Camp for winning the trophy.

    Also thanks to Niles for awarding the 56 cars behind the parade honorable mention. :funn:
     
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    :biggrin: did he sing again? He left the other night before I could tell him I was impressed by his rendention of "House of the rising sun"
     
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    St Patrick's day is celebrated on a weekend when required because it is a drinking holiday. Beer, cabbage, corned beef, more beer...having a community observance on a weekend is understandable.
     
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    And perhaps we should all aspire to this sort of celebration --

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    But Rome wasn't built in a day, but maybe someday it will be signature event worthy of taking the day off on the 17th.
     
  18. Miss Kitty

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    Skunky is correct. There is a big parade in Dallas on...GREENville Ave. every year on the Saturday before St. Patrick's Day. Lots of drunks. :biggrin:

    Punz...love that pic!

    swgb...:floor:did anyone take pics of the faces of those 56 drivers?
     
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    Al Roker just said that our President, Barack O'Bama, is Irish.:floor:
     
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    30A Skunkape Mr. Small Box

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    He is a good Irishman like Shaquille O'Neal:biggrin:
     

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