The 2017 St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXXII weekend will take place March 17-18.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The parade will start March 18 at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of Fourth Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. The parade will travel through downtown Rock Island, across the Mississippi River via the Centennial Bridge to West Third Street and proceed east through downtown Davenport to the Post-Parade Bash at the RiverCenter at East Third and Perry Streets. The Post-Parade Bash will take place from 1-4 p.m.
Irish Mother of the Year search
The St. Patrick Society is accepting nominations for Irish Mother of the Year. A nominee should be involved in family, church and community, have a good sense of humor and demonstrate pride in her Irish ancestry. All nominations must be original letters of approximately 150 words. The nominee also must be able to attend the St. Patrick Society Gathering of The Clan Luncheon on March 17 and the Grand Parade XXXII and Post-Parade Bash on March 18.
Nominations must be received by Feb. 21. Mail nominations to the St. Patrick Society Attn. Irish Mother Nomination, P.O. Box 4487, Davenport, Iowa 52808.
St. Patrick Society scholarship
The St. Patrick Society $1,000 scholarship will be awarded at the Annual Gathering of The Clan Luncheon on March 17 at the RiverCenter in Davenport. Applications are available from high school counselors or from Matt Wissing at firstname.lastname@example.org or (563) 265-9353. Eligible applicants must be related to a current member of the St. Patrick Society and be able to give evidence of the ability to pursue a college or university education, as substantiated by grade point average, class standing, and SAT/ACT scores. Involvement in extracurricular school and community activities also will be considered. Letters of recommendation from educators, counselors, employers and others are helpful. Applicants are not judged on basis of need. Applications must be received by Feb. 21. Mail to: St. Patrick Society Scholarship, P.O. Box 4487, Davenport, Iowa 52808.