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Sunday, February 05, 2006

St Patrick's Parade Meeting & Announcements

Pat Sharkey, 2006 Parade Grand Marshal Pat Sharkey, 2006 Parade Grand Marshal We will have an organizational meeting for the Houston St. Patrick's Parade on Wednesday, Feb 8, 2006 at the West Alabama Ice House. Corner of W. Alabama and McDuffie at 7:00 pm. We will be discussing the Irish Stew Cook-Off, the new Parade Ordinance and get reports on the organization of the parade. Your attendance is appreciated. Mary Kearns ( ************************* Special Announcements: The board of the Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission met and announces organizational changes. The Houston St. Patrick's Parade Commission now has the executive board and advisory board to the executive board. The Executive Board Is: Pat Duane--Chairman Sean Kearns-Parade Chairman Michael Griffin Jeannie Kearns Mary Kearns The Advisory Board: Charles "Doc" Dougherty Don James Elizabeth McCormack Fernando Gonzales Jim Neal Karen Burgos Mary Lopez Peggy O'Connor Peggy Tripp Pete Little Richard McGinty, Sr. Richard McGinty, Jr. Scott Peterson Sean McPherson Stacy Ryan ********************* Please Note A New Change In Address For The Parade Commission: 10220 Memorial Dr. #131 Houston, TX 77024 713-365-9648 ********************* Pat Sharkey named 2006 Grand Marshal. Pat has been actively involved in the Houston Irish Community for 20 years. He served as President of the Sam Houston Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians since 1984. He hosted the annual St. Patrick's luncheon at the Houston Club for many years. Pat has served on the Board of Directors of the Irish Society since 1999 and is now their President. Pat will be joined in the parade by his wife, Mary and their 3 children, Shawn, Amy and Callie. ********************* Sean Kearns has been elevated to Parade Chairman. Sean has been actively involved in the parade for over 15 years, serving as Lead Parade Marshal and later as assistant parade chairman. Sean is also the chairman of the Houston St. Paddy's Irish open. ********************* Irish 100 Club dues are now due. If you have not joined for 2006, you are needed more than ever. The City of Houston does not allow parades to charge entry fees so that avenue of revenue is now closed. ********************* The St. Patrick's Parade Commission will hold an Irish Stew Cook-Off on Saturday, February 18, 2006. This will be our major fundraiser for the parade and your participation is appreciated. The cook-off will be held at the West Alabama Ice House. Most recently, the cook-off was held at the Beverly Pub. Jean and Pierce, we miss you. ********************* Our Annual Grand Marshal's Reception will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2006 2--6pm at Brian O'Neill's Irish Pub. More Detail To Come
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