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Friday, March 01, 2013

Annual Dick Dowling Ceremony on Sunday March 10th at 1PM

Dick Downling

*03/10/13 - Dick Dowling Statue Ceremony, Sunday, 1 PM

Yearly ceremony held on the Sunday before St. Patrick's Day at Noon since 1905. Followed by the Greening of the Bayou on St. Patrick's Day at Noon behind Spaghetti Warehouse in Downtown Houston.

Located at the Dick Dowling Statue in Hermann Park

The far southeast end of Hermann Park, at MacGregor Drive

(triangle near the intersection of Hermann Park Loop, located at North MacGregor near Holcombe)

Patrick Miggins is organizing the statue ceremony this year in place of Larry Joe and Larry Miggins

This year's speaker is a dear Miggins family friend and former Houston Press writer John Nova Lomax.  Among many great articles John has written, he did the piece on Larry Joe which featured him on the Houston Press's cover as a vintage baseball player.

John Nova Lomax wrote on Dowling a few years back for the Houston Press:

Houston 101: The Short Happy Life of Dick Dowling

Civil War color guard from Galveston will do the honors, and the Texas Army will be represented.

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