1999 St. Patrick's Celebration
Schedule of Events
Sunday, March 7 ~ Friday, March 12 ~ Saturday, March 13 ~ Sunday, March 14
Join the Association ~ History
Sunday March 7
2:00 PM St. Patrick’s Jr. Miss Pageant- Middle School Auditorium -- Sponsored by St. Pat’s Association
Public Invited, Admission: $2.00 Adults, $1.00 12 and under.
3:30-7:30 PM Miss Shamrock Supper- Holy Family Pariah Center -- Sponsored by Circles 3, 5 & 8
Hot sandwiches, chips, salads and pie; public invited
7:00-9:00 PM Annual Miss Shamrock Pageant- Corrigan Hall, Sponsored by St. Pat’s Association, Dr. Dave Nixon, emcee
Admission: $4:00 per person.
9:00 PM Social Gathering- (following Pageant) Corrigan Hall, for contestants, their families, friends, guests and area Queens
Coffee, Juice and Cookies, Public Invited
Friday March 12
2:00-4:00 PM Introduction of Guests and Dignitaries to the Public -- Multipurpose Center Sponsored by Progress Club
Greetings from Batt O’Keeffe, T.D.(FF)
Coffee & Cookies, Entertainment by reigning Queens of Jr. Miss and Miss Shamrock Pageants
7:00-10:00 PM Ceili Fun Night, VFW Hall -- Sponsored by St. Pat’s Association
Instrumental & Vocal presentations, Dance & sing-a-long, free will offering, public invited.
Saturday March 13
8:30 AM O’Round the Loch Scholarship Run -- Smith Wellness Center Gymnasium, Sponsored by Iowa Lakes Community College & St. Pat’s Association
1/2 Marathon Run at 8:30 AM, 5K and Fun Run at 9:30 AM
10:30-1:00 PM Hospitality Room for Friends of Education- Pizza Ranch, Sponsored by Unit 10, Iowa State Education Association
Dessert & Regular pizza, Open to the public
1:00-1:30 PM Pre-Parade- Parade of Visiting Dignitaries followed by introductions at the reviewing stand
1:30-3:30 PM Famous St. Patrick’s Day Parade -- Sponsored by St. Pat’s Association, Organized by the Knights of Columbus
Featuring: Brian Boru Bagpipe Band; Marching Bands; Clown Troupes; Shrine Units; Oriental Band; Animal Unit and MUCH MUCH MORE
March with the Sons of Ireland
3:00-5:00 PM Homecoming Reception for friends of Emmetsburg and Emmetsburg Families -- Convention Center at Smith Wellness Center (ILLCC)
Sponsored by Norlyn Stowell and the Emmetsburg Klwanis Club
3:30-5:00 PM Rugby Game- Simpson College from Indianola Vs Gopher College Rugby Team from Algona
Location is the Smith Wellness Center
6:00 PM Banquet and Social Hour VFW Hall - Cash Bar
7:00 PM Banquet Dinner & Program- Prepared by VFW Ladies Auxiliary -  Featured Speaker, Irish Dignitary Batt O’Keeffe, T.D.(FF)
Reservations made through St. Pat’s Headquarters or call 712-852-4326. Ticket includes the Dance
8:00 PM St. Patrick’s Day Dance- VFW Music provided by Val Davis of KEMB radio. Admission: $2.50 per person
Sunday March 14
8:30-12:30 AM Pancake Breakfast VFW- Sponsored by Rotary Club
10:00 AM Special Irish Mass- Holy Family Parish- Assumption Catholic Church
10:00-2:00 PM Willow Ridge Grand Opening- Ribbon Cutting at 2:00, tours will be held from 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM with refreshments served. Willow Ridge is located at Palo Alto County Hospital.
2:00 PM Mainstreet Community Theater- Presenting the Musical “Oliver”
5:00 PM Ireland Landscapes- Extraordinary slide presentation set to music, Presented by Dr. James H. Coffey, Fargo, ND, at Smith Wellness Fitness Center, Room 817
Ethnic Food & Baked Goods- Around town:
McNally Bake Shop, Quality Cafe, Family Table, Joyce’s Foodland
            Food Vendors near Courthouse Square and various locations