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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Houston's St Patrick's Day Parade on Sat 03/18/06

www.HoustonStPatricksParade.org
St. Patrick's Day Parade in Houston on Saturday, March 18, 2006
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General Information About The 2006 St. Patrick’s Parade Parade Theme:“Shamrocks And The Cotton-Eyed Joe: A Celebration Of Irish Dancing In Texas” Parade Date: Saturday, March 18, 2006 Parade Time: 2:00 P.M. Place:Parade Step Off Is In Front Of The Clock Tower At Minute Maid Park (see maps below)
Parade Line Up
+++++ Parade Route The St. Patrick’s Parade Commission Salutes 2006 Grand Marshal Patrick T. Sharkey President Of The Irish Society Patrick T. Sharkey Patrick T. Sharkey is a real estate lawyer & partner with the Jackson Walker Law Firm. Pat was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and raised in Dayton, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Columbia University in 1973 and his law degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1976. He and his wife, Mary, moved to Houston immediately following his graduation from law school. Pat has been actively involved in the Houston Irish community for 20 years. He has served as president of the Sam Houston division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians since 1984. In this capacity, he had the privilege of hosting the annual St. Patrick’s luncheon at the Houston Club for many years. Since its incorporation in October, 1999, Pat has served on the board of directors and as corporate secretary of The Irish society. He now serves as the president of The Irish Society. Pat and Mary are the proud parents of three children, Shawn, Amy and Callie. As with most Irishmen, Pat enjoys an occasional pint of adult beverage and he talks a better golf game than he plays. Pat has been a loyal supporter of the St. Paddy’s Irish open and has played in the golf tournament since the beginning. Pat yearns to take Mary and their children back to Ireland to visit their family roots in County Cork. ----
This Parade Is Dedicated To The Memory Of Al Campbell George Morrissey Sam Segari St. Patrick Take Care Of These Great Friends Of The Parade ---- We Would Like To Express Our Thanks To Our Individual Sponsors: The Original Irish 100 Club Scott Peterson Tri Square Construction The Irish Society The Montrose Beer & Gun Club The West Alabama Ice House James Merritt Copydr ---- Join Us For The 5th Annual St. Paddy’s Irish Open Monday, September 18, 2006 $125.00/Player $500.00/Team $600/Team &Hole Sponsor Includes Green Fees, Cart, Beverages On Course, Lunch, Dinner, &Give-Aways Quail Valley Country Club For More Information Contact Sean Kearns 832-978-4192 ---- Please Support Our Sponsor Pubs On St. Patrick’s Day: Brian O’Neill’s Irish Pub Griff’s The Shamrock Inn Molly’s Pubs Mr. C’s Home Plate Bar & Grill The Houston St. Patrick’s Parade Commission Would Like To Express Our Appreciation Of The Knights Of Columbus Council 803 Thank You For Hosting Our Events For Many Years. We Will Miss You!! We Would Like To Thank The Car Clubs And Dealerships Who Donated Cars To The Parade T-Birds Of Houston Carmax David Taylor Cadillac McGinnis Hummer & Cadillac Cathy Lay The 2006 Irish 100 Club
Comments:
Top of the morning to ya

Boston real estate
 
Why do you think that the parade gets little or NO coverage from any of the Houston TV stations or the Chronical?
 
I believe it gets little or no coverage because it is not a commerically sponsored parade (nor does it have any big money backers).

It is supported by members of the Irish community who put in $100 each + some very modest corporate sponsorship.

Jay
 
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