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Paul McErlane, Getty Images
Paul McErlane, Getty Images

Do You Know What the Shamrock Stands For?

Shamrocks, you see them everywhere this time of year. You'll see thousands of them Saturday in Quincy's 29th Annual St. Patrick's Parade, but I bet few of us know what the shamrock stands for. 

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St. Patrick's Parade 2015

A Huge Crowd Was on Hand for the 2015 St. Patrick’s Parade [Gallery]

We had a great time Saturday during the St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy. Maine Street was packed! We were able to get pictures of a ton of people along the parade route. If you went to the parade, see if we got a shot of you and your family and friends! 

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Allison Joyce, Getty Images
Allison Joyce, Getty Images

Big Dog’s Top 10 Signs You Are Not Irish!

In the next few days everyone will be Irish especially in Quincy's 29th Annual St. Patrick's Parade on Saturday and that's a good thing. There will be plenty of true Irish people in the parade and plenty of Irish wannabes (and there is nothing wrong with that). But the Irish know who is Irish and who is faking it. With that said, here are my top ten signs you are not Irish.

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St. Patrick's Parade Quincy, Illinois
Kurt Parsons

St. Patrick’s Parade #29 is History. Thank You, Everyone!

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.  

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Matt Cardy, Getty Images
Matt Cardy, Getty Images

So, Just Who is This St. Patrick Guy?

Ok, we will all be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day this weekend as well as on Tuesday, the actual St. Patrick’s Day. Some will celebrate St. Patrick’s weekend in Quincy’s parade tomorrow, some in The District’s Pub Crawl tomorrow night, and some in the Kelly’s Fun  Run for the Quincy YWCA on Sunday in Quincy. But who was this St. Patrick?  Despite being somewhat of a celebrity Saint, St. Patrick really isn't that well known.

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St. Patrick's Day
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Fun St. Patrick’s Day Statistics

St. Patrick's Day is coming around March 17, and some fun and interesting statistics go along with the holiday. WalletHub compiled some numbers.

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Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade
Quincy, Illinois St. Patrick's Day Parade

2015 St. Patrick’s Parade Lineup

The 2015 St. Patrick's Parade in Quincy is at 11 a.m. this Saturday! The forecast is looking pretty good. Partly cloudy skies, temps in the mid-60s. If you've signed up to be in the parade, you can check out the lineup here. Parade participants need to be ready by 10:30 Saturday morning.

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Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver
Jeff Dorsey/Dennis Oliver

Here is How Quincy’s St. Patrick’s Parade Got its Start

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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Three Lions, Getty Images
Three Lions, Getty Images

Just What is Irish Road Bowling?

Looking for some fun on St. Patrick's weekend? Consider joining the hundreds of people expected to visit St. Patrick, Missouri, on Saturday, March 14, 2015.  In addition to the special cancellation stamp and the Shrine of Saint Patrick, visitors will find the 3rd Annual Irish Road Bowling event.

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Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images

YWCA-Kelly’s Fun Run-Walk is Sunday

Kelly’s and the YWCA will host the annual St. Patrick’s Day Fun Run/Walk this Sunday. This race has been an Irish tradition in Quincy for over 30 years.

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