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St. Patrick’s Day Observance Assoc.
P.O. Box 36629
Philadelphia, PA  19107

www.phillyparade.com     info@phillyparade.com

2022 

Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Observance Association Proudly Announces Congratulations to 
2022 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade Award Winners

Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley Award (Founded 1979)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: AOH Division 39 Msgr. Thomas J. Rilley
Cairdeas Irish Brigade

George Costello Award (Founded 1979) 
(This was named the Jim Enright Award Prior to 1986)
Outstanding Float in the Parade
Sponsored by: The Irish Society
Cavan Society / Cavan / Glenveagh Construction Companies  

Hon. Vincent A. Carroll Award (Founded 1979)
(This was the William T. Letino Award in 1979)
Outstanding Musical Band:
Sponsored by: John Dougherty
Cardinal O'Hara High School Marching Band

Hon. James H.J. Tate Award (Founded in 1980)
Sponsored by: Mike Driscoll 
Outstanding Organization that Exemplifies the Spirit of the Parade 
Cummins School of Irish Dance

Walter Garvin Award
 (Founded 1993)
Outstanding Children's Irish Dance Group
Sponsored by: Walter Garvin Jr.
McHugh School of Irish Dance

Marie C. Burns Award
 (Founded 2003)
Outstanding Adult Ceili Dance Group
Sponsored by: Philadelphia Emerald Society
Temple University Irish Dancers

Joseph E. Montgomery Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding AOH and/or LAOH Divisions
Sponsored by: AOH Div. 65 Joseph E. Montgomery
AOH Division 1 Dennis Kelly

Joseph J. "Banjo" McCoy Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Fraternal Organization
Sponsored by: Sandy Muller. Muller Beverage
Southwest St. Patrick's Club

James F. Cawley Parade Director's Award (Founded 2006)
Outstanding Irish Performance Chosen by the Parade Director
Sponsored by: AOH Division 87 Port Richmond
Rince Ri School of Irish Dance

Father Kevin C. Trautner Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Religious Organization that displays their Irish Heritage.
Sponsored by: Kathy McGee Burns 
St. Francis DeSales School

Maureen McDade McGrory Award (Founded 2008)
Outstanding Children's Dance Group Exemplifying the Spirit of Irish Culture Through Traditional Dance.
Sponsored by: McDade School of Irish Dance
McDade - Cara School of Irish Dance Champion Dancers

James P. “Jim” Kilgallen Award (Founded 2011)
Outstanding Organization Involving Charitable Endeavors.
Sponsored by: Michael Bradley
AOH / LAOH Division 17

Mary Theresa Dougherty Award 
(Founded 2012)
Outstanding Organization Dedicated to Serving the Needs of God's People.
Sponsored by: St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association Board
Irish Diaspora Center

Paul J. Phillips Jr. Award (Founded 2012)
Outstanding Parade Marshal.
Sponsored by: Robert M. Gessler
Ellen Cannataro

Philip 'Knute' Bonner Award (Founded 2013)
Outstanding organization dedicated to preserve our freedom.
Sponsored by: Mary Beth Bonner Ryan
Philadelphia Police and Fire Pipes and Drums

Joseph J. Bradley Award 
(Founded 2017) 
Outstanding dance group for originality and artistic interpretation of Irish Dance.
Sponsored By: Michael, Linda, Mickey & Colin Bradley
 Emerald Isle Academy of Irish Dance

Thomas C. Finnegan Award (Founded 2019)
M
ost spirited group of parade spectators showing pride of heritage .
Sponsored By: The Boyce Family
Shea Family of Havertown & Media

Colin P. Bradley
Parade Director           




THE FINAL LINE OF MARCH IS POSTED DATED 3/11/2022

ENJOY THE DAY !


SUNDAY MARCH 13 IS DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME!

PLEASE SET YOUR CLOCKS AHEAD ONE HOUR!

Please update your Parade applications asap.

Sunday March 13, 2022
The Parade Mass celebrated by Chaplain Father Kevin Gallagher, procession led by Joe Tobin and the Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipe band, Bishop Shanahan High School Choir & Cantor Karen Boyce McCollum will be held at 9:15 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locusts Streets Philadelphia.

Please visit our website www.Phillyparade.com and our Facebook Page, Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade for final details!


Colin P. Bradley

Parade Director
Updated 3/14/2022

STAY SAFE AND GOD BLESS US ALL !


  



Thank you to the Philadelphia Police Department and their families. You are in our prayers!


Want to show your support? Become a sponsor of the Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade. There are a variety of sponsorship levels available. Contact The St. Patrick's Day Observance Association for more information.

St. Patrick's Day Observance Association
P.O. Box 36629
Philadelphia, PA 19107



 
 
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