|We are delighted to once again be part of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on |
Saturday, March 11th. We hope we have all the details for you to either
enjoy the parade from the sidelines or be a part of the parade. Also, the
parade can be viewed on Channel 33 (CW33).
So, here are the details.
SPECTATOR: Before you go as a SPECTATOR to the parade, please note
there is no parking close by. People are encouraged to use DART and exit Park Lane or take UBER/LYFT. Park Lane is the closest area to where the
Parade begins down Greenville Avenue. (See attached map). The Parade
begins at 11am and will last about an hour. Getting there early is the key. Sarah Lovell and other parade watchers will be at the Barley House (5612 SMU Blvd).
PARTICIPANT: 9AM Saturday (Those in the Parade) Please be at the
Half Price Books location by 9am. The address is 5803 E. Northwest
Hwy. Park at DART or take DART and exit Park Lane. It’s just a short walk to the meeting space since there is no parking available. Another idea
would be to UBER/LYFT or have someone drop you off. If you are not
coming from DART and being dropped off, the only way in will be to take Park Lane to Shady Brook. Northwest Highway is not an option, only
taking Park Lane to Shady Brook which puts you at the registration point.
Once at Half Price Books you must register. You are with (IAS) Irish American Society/(SCMA) Southwest Celtic Music Association group. When you sign the waiver and are registered you will be given a wristband and told to find your group. If someone under 18 is registering, a parent
needs to sign the release. We are a big group this year with a small float (pot of gold & rainbow), 2 red convertibles, and a group carrying the
County Flags. All must wear the wristband, and you can’t be late and
expect to be in the parade.
11AMParade begins at Blackwell and travels down Greenville Avenue and turns right on SMU Blvd. Where the Parade ends.
After the Parade
If you’ve watched the parade at The Barley House and it gets too hectic,
you might try Lochland’s, 8518 Plano Rd. At Northwest Hwy (5.5 miles
away). Some people might try to go to the Londoner at Mockingbird
Station, as well, sticking to DART transportation.
Any questions, please contact Patti Frank @ 972-743-5712. Hope to see
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