Martin City Wraps Up First Tech-Themed St. Patrick’s Parade

Martin City Wraps Up First Tech-Themed St. Patrick’s Parade

Martin City turned green on March 11th for the 31st annual St. Patrick’s Parade and we want to thank everyone who came out to spend the afternoon with us! This year’s theme was “Geared for the Future,” a celebration of technology innovation and growth happening in South Kansas City, and we were thrilled to have Gary Fish, founder of Fishtech, and his robot assistant, Pepper, kicking off the parade as our Grand Marshals!

Big thanks to our volunteer parade judges, Mark Alford from Fox 4 News, Vickie Wolgast from South KC Chamber, Mike Mahoney from KMBC News, Morgan Mayer from Honeywell FMT, and Sarah Espinosa from Burns & McDonnell, and to our emcee, John Holt from Fox 4 News, who did a fantastic job entertaining us while keeping the parade moving forward!

Despite the cool weather, we had 58 parade entries this year and many of them were new to Martin City, so it was fun to welcome them into the mix! We appreciate all our Martin City businesses who participated in the parade, too!

PARADE WINNERS

1st Place:

Lukas Liquor Superstore ($400 prize)

2nd Place:

Pier Masters ($200 prize)

3rd Place: 

Robot Machine, Tanner Gill ($100 prize)

RC’s Best in Show:

Blues Sistas and Mistas

Don Harman Judge’s Choice:

O’Riada Manning Academy of Irish Dance

Thanks to 6th District Councilman at large, Scott Taylor, 6th District Councilman Kevin McManus, and Missouri State Representative, DaRon McGee, for joining the celebration!

A big THANK YOU to the Martin City Business and Community Association for all the work they put into organizing this year’s parade, and to KCMO’s Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund for helping us fund our events!

THANK YOU to our 2018 parade sponsors:

A.L. Huber
Cable Dahmer Auto Group
Church of the Apostles
Fishtech
Irish Crystal Company
Laser Equipment/Perfect Output
Rob Sight Ford
Smithfield Foods
Suburban Lawn & Garden
US Foods

Hope to see you all back next year!

View more parade photos on our Facebook page

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