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It's not too late to enter St. Pat's parade in St. Charles

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  • Parade entries are still being taken for participating in the St. Patrick's Day parade, which is slated for Saturday, March 16.

    Parade entries are still being taken for participating in the St. Patrick's Day parade, which is slated for Saturday, March 16.
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Submitted by Downtown St. Charles Partnership

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership has extended the parade entry deadline to Thursday, Feb. 28, due to increasing interest.

The St. Patrick's Parade takes place on Main Street from Sixth Street to Fourth Avenue beginning at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16. The parade is now under the Downtown St. Charles Partnership, not Pride of the Fox or the St. Charles Chamber of Commerce as in years past.

Entries for the parade are sought from businesses and nonprofit organizations.

Organizations and business that wish to participate must complete an entry form, obtain a certificate of insurance, sign off on the rules and regulations, and return the documents along with the appropriate entrance fee, if required, to the Downtown St. Charles Partnership office no later than Wednesday, Feb. 28.

The entry fee is $250 for businesses, $125 for members, and free for nonprofit entries. Documents are available on the event webpage, www.downtownstcharles.org/stpats.

Past entries have included bands, Irish dancers, authentic Irish music, floats, school groups, preschools, service clubs, and more. For more information, visit www.DowntownStCharles.org, call the Downtown St. Charles Partnership office at (630) 443-3967, or email info@downtownstcharles.org.

More than 30 volunteers of ages 13 and older are needed for the March 16 St. Patrick's Parade. To volunteer, visit the St. Patrick's parade webpage and complete a volunteer form.