Friday, March 14, 2008
Chesapeake City St. Patrick's Day Parade
Tomorrow is the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. I have been the chair for the parade for 4 years. It is always a lot of fun. I am NOT Irish by any means...but I wear my green, get people involved, ask groups to participate and show a lot of enthusiasm. VOILA...the perfect planner!
The parade started about 15 years ago. My neighbors started dressing up and decorating their cars and driving them through town on St. Patrick's Day. It caught on and now it is bigger. Don't let me mislead you...it's not Chicago or NYC. It will maybe last a half hour. We give our prizes to best dressed, most creative, best float, etc. Then we have green beer, fish and chips, and corned beef & cabbage at the restaurant. It is always fun! I expect quite a big crowd. I did a lot of advertising and we decided this year to add something new. We are collecting donations for participants and asking people if they want to walk in the parade for the Epilepsy Foundation of Delaware. Those who donate or raise $50 or more will receive a t-shirt and have access to the Shamrock tent for hot dogs, soda and beer.
"As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way."
I'll post pictures later...it's a big day. We also kick off our wedding season tomorrow at the restaurant. Steve and Stephanie will wed tomorrow at the Historic Wedding Chapel in Elkton, Maryland with the reception at The Bayard House.