The 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade is in the books. Many thanks to everyone for being in the parade and coming down to watch it as we finally “Ushered in Spring”. With over 100 entries, this year’s parade was the biggest ever, surpassing the previous record of 94 entries.
It was a morning in 1986 when I was working at 99Q Radio with Dennis Oliver. He was just finishing up his morning show and I was beginning my mid-day stint (after working the morning show on WTAD earlier that morning). It was about a week before St. Patrick’s Day and I went up to D.O. and said we need to have a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Quincy.
The St. Patrick's Parade set for a week from tomorrow (March 14) in Quincy. It will be the 29th year for the parade and over the years I have tried to come up with different things to wear. I even wore a kilt one year and took so much flack over it that I decided to show them and wear it a second consecutive year. The question always comes up though, "Are you going to wear a kilt again this year?"
It is time to sign up for the upcoming 29th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade to be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11 a.m. The parade will start at 12th and Maine Streets and proceed to 5th and Maine Streets and is open to all businesses, organizations and individuals free of charge.
This Veteran's Day weekend will be filled with activities to attend. There is the Veteran's Parade Saturday at 10 a.m. on Maine Street, the Veteran's Day Ceremony at Lippincott Hall at the Illinois Veteran's Home Tuesday at 10 a.m. and a new event to check out, the Field of Honor at the Illinois Veteran's Home from Friday night through Veteran's Day on Tuesday.
This year's 2014 Veteran's Day Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday, November 8. The Veteran's Parade Committee, led by Chairman Dick McKinney, works all year long on organizing this wonderful event. One of the toughest things to secure for an event like this is a "flyover" of a military aircraft.
The 2014 Veteran's Day Parade will be held in Quincy on Saturday, November 8. That date was confirmed by the parade committee as well as the revelation of this year's Grand Marshall who will be Richard Pace of Canton, Missouri.
The Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce has released the 2014 Dogwood Festival schedule and it includes the Y101 Block Parties, a parade, dance, activities in Washington Park, and more. This year’s theme is “Top of the List”
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