Alright, I didn't fall off the face of the Earth... I am back!!
St Patricks Day is one of my FAVORITE holidays out there.
I am a part of the St Patricks Association. We raise money every year by selling buttons to put on the parade in St. Paul. We volunteer at the Children's Hospital and visit several nursing homes singing Irish songs and spreading Irish cheer. Each year the Association invites Irish women 21-and-over to become Miss Shamrock Princesses. The princesses spend six weeks together selling buttons and spreading the Irish cheer. From these princesses the Association chooses the year's Miss Shamrock. The princesses and Miss Shamrock spend the remainder of the year visiting area parades and festivals as representatives of the association. We also have a Mr. Pat who is the king figure of the parade, Mr. Pat embodies the spirit of Saint Patrick's Day. Alongside Mr. Pat sits Miss Shamrock. She is chosen from a group secret judges and crowned the week before Saint Patrick's Day. Miss Shamrock is chosen based on her representation of the Association as a Miss Shamrock Princess.
Here we are with our "celebrity" Amelia Santaniello & Frank Vascellaro who are news hosts.
Hope everyone had a great St Paddys Day