THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for the
2022 MARTIN CITY St. Patrick’s Parade!

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Sunday, March 13, 2022, 2:00 PM
135th Street in Martin City

Congratulations to the 2022 Martin City Parade Entry Winners!

BIG THANKS to our 2022 Parade Judges, and to John Holt, FOX4 News Anchor/Special Projects Reporter, our 2022 Parade Emcee!

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Parade Judge Bios

Pat O’Neill – Co-founder of the Kansas City Irish Fest, and author of several books, including “From the Bottom Up: The Story of The Irish in Kansas City” and, most recently, “Ted Sullivan – Barnacle of Baseball” about a forgotten,Irish-born character once known as ‘the daddy of baseball.” Pat is the immediate past president of the Kansas City Irish Center, and was honored to have served as Grand Marshal of the 2015 Kansas City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Len Dawson, Jr. – Comes from a family firmly rooted in Kansas City. A graduate of Martin City Elementary School. Has over 45 years of experience and leadership in the Event, Hospitality and Sales industry. Involved with many charities and fundraisers … too many to list.

Karen Conrad – retired from Jackson County where she was Fred Arbanas’s aide for almost 40 years. Active in NFL Alumni Association as well as many charity and community events. Karen grew up in south Kansas City. She was a longtime Legislative Aide to Fred Arbanas who was a huge supporter of Martin City businesses. In 1986, she was honored to be the “First Female” nationwide as member of Board of Directors for NFL Alumni-KC Chapter, she held that position for 36 year and now remains active with the non-profit organization with motto of “Caring for Kids”

John Kane – Former Vice President/General Manager of Central States Beverage Company. Recently retired after thirty seven (37) years with this family-owned beer distributorship in charge of the day to day operations. He has been a member of the Greater Kansas City Sports Commission (Executive Director for One Year) for the past eight years. John was selected as Irishman of the Year by the Royal Hybernians, the St. Pat’s Day organizers, and was selected Irishman of the Year by the Irish Cultural Center as well. He sold Guinness while working for Central States and knows a thing or two about St. Pat’s Day!

Al Hager – Al recently retired from Central States Beverage after 40 years as the operations manager. He has coached football at Grain Valley High School for 17 years and is an avid sportsman. He has been married for 47 years to his wife Charisse and has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Shoutout to Michael Mahoney, KMBC News Reporter, for doing an awesome job as our 2022 Parade Grand Marshall!

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THANK YOU to our Corporate Sponsors!

Business Sponsor – Rob Sight Ford

Community Sponsor – HomeLight

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Golf Cart Sponsor
George’s Imports

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Golf Cart Sponsor
Suburban Lawn & Garden

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Golf Cart Sponsor
Geoff Gerling, Candidate

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Parade Line-Up

Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade entries began lining up as early as 11:30 a.m. on Washington Street by the State Line Point Shopping Center off Highway 150.

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Parade Route

The Parade departed from the State Line Point Shopping Center at Washington Street and 135th Street and proceeded east down 135th Street to Holmes Road in Kansas City, Missouri.

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See more parade photos and videos on our Facebook page

History of the Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade

The Martin City parade began in 1987 when four Martin City business owners grabbed their friends, hopped in two cars and a horse and buggy, and held an impromptu St. Patrick’s “parade” down 135th Street. Over the years, the parade has become an inspiring showcase of 60+ businesses, dance teams, schools, car clubs, dignitaries, animal groups, and more.  Read the full story in the Martin City Telegraph

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If you have questions about the parade or are interested in a corporate sponsorship, please contact Vickie Wolgast at 816.308.1023 or email [email protected]