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Thomas McNamee Memorial St. Patrick's Day Parade in Dundee, IL

Thomas McNamee, St. Patrick's Parade, Dundee, IL 2012

Thomas McNamee, St. Patrick's Parade, Dundee, IL 2012

 
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By Eileen McNamee

The Thom McNamee Memorial Parade, March 16, 2013, 11:00am, East Dundee. All of Dundee Township is invited to participate and attend the 7th annual parade. It is being sponsored by Banditos Barney's Beach Club, Euclid Beverage, and Michael Collins, and other local companies. Additional sponsors are needed to make this the most memorable parade yet. The Parade will begin on Water Street, travel South to Barrington Avenue, East to River Street, and end at Bandito Barney's. The judging station will be near the Dundee Depot. Awards will be handed out in front of Bandito Barney's at the end of the parade.

EAST DUNDEE- City of Chicago Pipe Band, Dundee Scottish Pipe Band, South Shore Drill Team, the Kane County Mounted Rangers, 8th Illinois Cavalry, Boy Scouts, the Boys and Girls Club, a stilt walker, all local fire and police and many other businesses and groups will be participating in the parade again this year. The annual Tim and Thom McNamee FISH Food Drive, to honor the twin brothers' memories with acts of kindness and the spirit of helping others, has begun with the collection of nonperishable items being accepted at several local businesses and will culminate with the FISH volunteers marching in the parade. Donations will be accepted during the parade. New to this year's parade will be a Grand Marshall chosen for his/her service to the community, an Irish Princess that helps to make the community "green", the addition of a new "O'Family" category, and the first ever 12/21 Trophies for the best entries in the Business, Music, Community, and O'Family categories. For the very low entry fee of only $10, families have the opportunity to participate in a parade, hopefully with some creative floats that get bigger and better every year! The Irish Princess and her Court is sponsored by Around the Corner Candy Store and Springhill Ford.

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After the parade Bandito Barney's will hold bed races to continue the festivities.

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"A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!"

For more information:

Visit banditobarneysbeachclub.com for Parade and Irish Princess applications.

To become a sponsor or if you have questions, contact Eileen McNamee at kebrikacafe@aol.com.

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