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2014 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Downtown Naperville

Saturday

March 15, 2014

10:00 am
 

Céad míle fáilte!


Photos from the 2014 Parade are available on our Facebook page. Be sure to "Like" us!


2014 Grand Marshal

The 2014 Grand Marshal was Mike Reilly!

Mike is a bit embarrassed by all of the attention, but enjoying it as well!

Mike and some of his Irish friends and admirers at the Emerald Dinner.

(Photos courtesy Positively Naperville.)

Mike is an enthusiastic promoter of the West Suburban Irish and all things Irish!

Thank you, Mike, and congratulations!


PARADE QUEEN

Congrats to Nellie Rose Barry, the 2014 West Suburban Irish Parade Queen!

 
(Photo by Positively Naperville.)
 

Nellie is a senior at Naperville Central High School, and intends to get a nursing degree in college. She has danced with Weber Irish Dancers for a dozen years, and is an honor roll student. She is proud of her Irish heritage and her bright red hair, saying that "it's cool to be different, and you should embrace your culture!" She traces her family's Irish heritage to Counties Cork & Kerry.

Joining Nellie on the Queen's Court are Allison Clymer (Neuqua Valley HS), Claire Marie Costelloe (Neuqua Valle HS), Victoria Krug (Hinsdale Central HS), Mary Claire Lipa (Benet Academy), and Shelley McCarthy.

The West Suburban Irish Parade Queen is chosen based on her Irish ancestry, and her high school and community involvement.


NCTV17 broadcasts the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

Dolly McCarthy and Kevin Dolan bring you all the parade coverage. 

Watch on Channel 17 in Naperville, or through simultaneous video streaming at www.NCTV17.com.   

 

The Parade Broadcast was generously sponsored by First Community Bank in Naperville.

Naperville Bank Team

 


2014 Parade Route and Traffic Control Plan

CLICK HERE for the Parade Route, Traffic and Parking Restrictions, and Accessibility Plan.


THANK YOU TO OUR 2014 PARADE SPONSORS:

Rotary Club of Naperville Sunrise

St. Paddy's Day 5K Run

 

State Senator Michael Connelly

 

Green T Services

 

 

McNulty Irish Dancers

 

Quigley's Irish Pub

 

BMO Harris Bank

BMO Harris Bank N.A.

 

Tonia Khouri, DuPage County Board

Tonia Khouri DuPage County Board District 5

 

Re/Max of Naperville

 

Opal Enterprises

Grant Wehrli for State Representative

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Judge Neal Cerne

 

Joe Cantore, DuPage County Forest Preserve

 


Thanks also to the following in-kind sponsors:

The City of Naperville SECA Fund

95.9 The River

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Naperville Park District

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Naperville Night Out

Parade Sponsorship Opportunities:

Contact info @ wsirish.org for information.


For those participating in the Parade:

Please arrive at Naperville North High School between 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Please have everyone in your group know you lineup number so they can quickly go to your place in line.

Line-up numbers will be provided a week before the Parade to the Contact Person.

Parking at Naperville North is very limited, so please carpool or have someone drop off your participants at Naperville North.

There is NO PARADE PARKING in the West lot of the school. Please park in the lot in the Northeast corner of the school property.

Cars, floats, trucks, etc., can only enter Naperville North off of Mill Street, heading South from Ogden Avenue.

Please respect the directions given by Naperville Police officers and West Suburban Irish volunteers at the staging area.

A map of the staging area can be found by clicking here.

The Parade route, and information on handicap parking and designated viewing area, are found here.

REMINDER: the Parade Route goes under a bridge. Maximum height for any float or truck is Twelve Feet (12').

REMINDERS: the Parade is a family event, and takes place on public property. Please conduct yourselves appropriately. Please no alcohol before or during the Parade. Please do not throw candy or other objects. You may hand out candy, literature, or other objects to persons along the Parade route.

REMINDER: Please do your part to keep the Parade moving along! Be on time to start, and keep up with the group ahead of you. During the Parade, and at the end of the Parade route, please do not stop and hold up those behind you.


Thanks to all participants!

Photos are linked HERE.

Check out our pictures from 2012 and prior years.

 


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