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Quincy’s 28th Annual St. Patrick’s Parade is Set for March 15

The 28th Annual St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 11 a.m. The parade will begin at 12th and Maine and end at 5th and Maine Streets.

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Dick and Jim
Jeff Dorsey

Thanks Jim Ponsot and Dick McKinney

It was back in 2008 when Dick McKinney asked me if I would come to a meeting to help revive the Veteran's Day Parade in Quincy. It had been some 35 years since Quincy held a Veteran's Day Parade and Dick was hoping I would be able to share some contacts and information from the St. Patrick's Parade with him. I was more than happy to assist.

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Getty Images
Getty Images

Veteran’s Parade is This Saturday at 10 a.m. in Quincy

It is hard to believe but this Saturday the 6th Annual Veteran's Parade will be held in Quincy with nearly 80 entries ready to go down Maine Street beginning at 10am. I remember meeting with the parade chairmen Jim Ponsot and Dick McKinney five years ago to discuss putting on the first parade.  We had no idea how many entries we would have but to see it nearing 80 this year is fabulous.

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Mario Tamo, Getty Images
Mario Tamo, Getty Images

Entries Being Sought for the November 9 Veteran’s Parade in Quincy

Entries are being sought for the 6th Annual Veteran's Parade which will be held in Quincy on Saturday November 9. The parade, after a 35 year absence, started up again in 2008 and has been going strong ever since thanks to the Co-Chairmen Dick McKinney and Jim Ponsot. This year's parade will be held from 12th to 5th on Maine Street and will begin at 10 a.m. with the lineup beginning at 9 a.m. from 12th to 24th Streets on Maine Street.

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Quincy Senior High Marching Band Webpage
Quincy Senior High Marching Band Webpage

QHS Octoberfest Parade and Field Competition Set for October 19

The Quincy Senior High Music Department will be hosting the 18th Annual Octoberfest Parade and Field Competition on Saturday, October 19th, featuring bands from Illinois Missouri and Iowa.  

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NEMO Shriners Webpage
NEMO Shriners Webpage

NEMO Shrine Club Parade is This Saturday in Hannibal

The NEMO Shrine Club Parade is set for this Saturday in Downtown Hannibal.  The parade begins at 10am and proceeds down Broadway to South Main Street. Shrine Club units from across the area will be participating in the parade and it is not too late for you to be in it as well.

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Photo Courtesy of Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of Chamber of Commerce

Dogwood Parade Winners Announced

Mother Nature was kind enough to allow the Dogwood Festival parade to be held with just some sprinkles and light rain Saturday.  Unfortunately, all of the Dogwood Block Parties were rained out Friday night. Once the parade concluded the Quincy Chamber of Commerce announced the winners of the float competition.

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Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.
Quincy's flooded Clat Adams Park on April 20, 2013.

Drastic Temperature Changes and Lots More Rain On the Horizon

As I write this, it's mostly sunny and 83 degrees on Wednesday afternoon.

Don't get used to it.

A drastic cold front will be sweeping across the area and some forecast models indicate the area could get upwards of four inches of rain over the next couple of days

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John Sadovy
John Sadovy

Have You Ever Seen An Elephant On a Tightrope?

I'm looking at the Press-News Journal newspaper and I can't believe what I see!

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Category: Event, Family, Parade
2013-03-01 15.21.38

This is How The St. Patrick’s Parade Started

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.

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