Cead Mille Failte! A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to you as you browse the St. Patrick Society of Peoria Website. Each year, the St. Patrick Society of Peoria sponsors the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Peoria IL on March 17th and the 3-Day Erin Feis (Peoria’s Irish Festival) in August on the Peoria RiverFront.
CONGRATULATIONS to Mike Faley who served as the Grand Marshal and to Theresa Hoadley who was honored as the Irish Mother of the Year during our 33rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
THANK YOU to all of the volunteers who assisted with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Party. The St. Patrick Society Board also thanks the many viewers along the Parade Route who were dressed warmly to enjoy the Parade. A big thank you is also extended to the Peoria Police Department and to the other City of Peoria Departments who assisted in keeping our St. Patrick’s Day Parade a family-friendly event. Next year the St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be on Monday, March 17, 2014. The Parade will again start at 11:00 AM in 2014.
Awards for the Parade Competition were given in three (3) Categories: Business, Family, & Organization. 2013 Parade Winners were as follows: Business Category: 1st Place – Flynn’s Irish Dancers, 2nd Place – H & R Block, 3rd Place – Jim Maloof Realty. Family Category : 1st Place – Brophy Clan, 2nd Place – Sullivan Clan, 3rd Place – O’Neil Clan. Organization Category: 1st Place – Plumber’s Local 63, 2nd Place – Peoria Rugby, 3rd Place – Cusack’s Men’s Hockey Team.
MARK your calendars for our next big event being sponsored in collaboration with the Peoria Park District. The St. Patrick Society Board invites you to volunteer and enjoy the 3-Day Erin Feis Irish Festival being held August 23, 24, & 25, 2013 on the Peoria RiverFront. Check out the Erin Feis website at www.erinfeispeoria.com.
The St. Patrick Society Board invites you to become a member of the Society and to support our efforts to remain true to our purpose as our Founders envisioned over three decades ago, “to perpetuate the heritage and history of the Irish people and to promote their ideals, traditions, and culture.”