Martin City’s 2014 St. Patrick’s Parade Wrap-Up

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Excellent turn out for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade!  The event has certainly seen its share of Missouri weather and this year was no exception!  Definitely a cold and gray start but by the time the parade began at 2pm, the sun started to come out and the celebration came alive.  This year’s theme was “Hard Hats and Green Barrels” so parade entries were encouraged to decorate with green, green, green (and to promote recycling as well)!

Kathy Quinn from Fox4 News did an awesome job as Grand Marshal!

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A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR PARADE SPONSORS:

Martin City Business and Community Association
Martin City Community Improvement District
Kansas City’s Neighborhood and Tourism Development Fund
Google Fiber
Commerce Bank
Farmland
The Gerber Insurance Group
Central States Beverages
Rob Sight Ford
Mercedes Benz of Kansas City
Care Spot Express Healthcare
Jess and Jim’s Steakhouse
Belfonte’s Premier Car Wash
Pooper Scoopers
Union Pacific Railroad
Coffee News South
Jackson County Advocate
Martin City Animal Hospital
Irish Crystal Company
Martin City School K-8
Jack Stack Barbecue
Beadz Galore
Firestone Auto
IBEW Local Union 124
Martin City Brewery
RC’s Restaurant
Sidelines Custom Floral Design, Inc.
Wayside Waifs

We also appreciated all the fun commentary from our Parade MC, Randy Miller!

Parade Winners

1st Prize – $600 Cash
River Ridge Homes Association

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2nd Prize – $300 Cash
Irish Crystal Company

They also won the Don Harman Most Humorous Award
(Certificate of Appreciation & Applebee’s Gift Card)

Irish Crystal Company Martin City

3rd Prize – $100 Cash
Barrel O’ Martleys

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CLICK HERE to see all parade entries!

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Best Dressed Dog Contest

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A BIG Thank you to Martin City Animal Hospital for organizing the
“Best Dressed Dog” contest!
CLICK HERE to see all the photos of the dog contest.

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Congratulations to our Prince & Princess Contest Winners!

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CLICK HERE to see all the photos of the Prince and Princess contest!

*Visit the official
IrishPalooza Website
for more parade photos!

Congratulations to all the winners and thank you
to everyone who came out to support Martin City!

 Stay tuned for next year’s schedule…..  IrishPalooza.com