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30TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE & FAIRE, SATURDAY, MARCH 16TH

Events30th Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade and Irish Faire
Saturday, March 16th 2013
This Year's Theme is “The Gathering 2013 Back to Our Roots and Traditions”
30th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade & Irish Faire Saturday, March 16, 2013. Location for the Parade 3rd Street from Sheridan south to McDowell.  Starts at 10 am.  The Faire starts at 10 am at Hance Park West side of Central at the Irish Cultural Center. Admission $10.00 Adults 13 & older.  Kids 12 & under FREE. Senior (55 & over) and Military $8.00.  3 Stages of Irish Music and Dancers, Kids Area, Food and Beverages, Crafters.  Free Shuttle from 1850 North Central Avenue (West side of Central Ave & Palm Lane) to the Faire. TAKE THE LIGHT RAIL TO THE ROOSEVELT STREET STATION.  Free parking at the garage at 1850 North Central Ave.
The Phoenix St. Patrick's Day Parade began in 1984. It's purpose is to preserve and enhance the heritage and traditions of the Irish Culture as well as share that culture with the citizens of Arizona. The Parade has marching bands, Irish step dancers, bagpipers, police and fire vehicles, government dignitaries, floats, the 2013 Arizona Irish Colleen / Arizona Rose with her Court and a whole lot more.
This year's Grand Marshall is Bob Smith, President and CEO of Alliance Beverage, whose ancestors hailed from Counties Down, Cork and Galway.  The Irish Persons of the Year are Jack and Mary Moriarty, whose grandparents hailed from Counties Kerry, Donegal and Cork.   For further information call (602) 280-9221 or visit www.phxirish.org

HELP THE FRIENDS OF ST. PATRICK FEED THE HUNGRY

At the Phoenix St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Faire 2013, The Friends of Saint Patrick, Arizona Chapter, is honoring Saint Patrick’s legacy for compassion by sponsoring a food drive for Arizona’s needy.  For those of you attending only the Parade, collections will be made along the Parade route.  If you are attending both the Parade and Faire, there will be collection sites at the Faire entrances.  In exchange for your food donation at the Faire, you will receive a raffle ticket for the drawings that will be held hourly during the Faire.  Raffle tickets will only be given out at the Faire entrance.  Each raffle winner will receive $100.  Donated items will be delivered to St.Vincent de Paul.  The Friends of Saint Patrick Arizona Chapter is a non-denominational 501 (c) (3) non-profit established to honor Saint Patrick’s legacy.  The Saint Patrick Centre in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland, is the only center in the world dedicated to Saint Patrick.  Website: http://www.saintpatrickcentre.com
For additional information, contact Glenda Walker at 602-277-1376

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