**CANCELED** St. Patrick's Day Parade
The Pierre Area St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in Pierre, SD.
No entry applications are necessary. Formation will begin at the Georgia Morse Middle School parking lot at 4:00 p.m.
Sponsors of the parade, the Pierre/Fort Pierre Lions Club, invites everyone to come to the American Legion Cabin at the bottom of Pierre Street near the end of the parade route, to celebrate St. Paddy’s Day, congratulate the Parade Marshal(s) and family, and enjoy the Lions Club’s very good Irish Stew and Irish Potato Soup Feed. Proceeds support the Lion’s local communities’ eye screening and purchase of glasses. This is a major fundraiser and very important to these causes. Serving is from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Irish Club of Central South Dakota will display Irish information of the area and of Ireland at the Legion Cabin.
The Irish Club encourages anyone from the area, not only to come to see the parade and celebrate, but to participate in the parade. Prizes will be awarded. Categories are 1) Motorized units, 2) Walking or self-propelled (bicycle) units, and 3) Horse units. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade meets a foremost goal of the Irish Club to foster knowledge of our ancestors settling of the area and to celebrate “ye old sod” and its love of celebrating with “wearin’ of the green.” Window decorating by downtown businesses is encouraged and will be awarded for the best window.
More information and contacts can be obtained by accessing the Club’s Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/Irish-Club-of-Central-South-Dakota and the Lions Club Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/pg/pierrelionsclub/posts/?ref=page_internal