St. Patrick's Association

Dear Members & Friends of St. Patís:

St. Patís is a non-profit volunteer organization and, as such, we must depend on membership dues, ads in our Miss Shamrock Booklet and other events throughout the year to absorb the cost involved in sponsoring our annual St. Patrickís Day Celebration.


  • That St. Patís Association has approximately 12-15 volunteers that donate their time and talents each year for a celebration that brings 3,000 to 4,000 people a year to our community? We are always looking for willing volunteers in many areas of the celebration!!!!
  • That Emmetsburgís St. Patís Association is the only organization that has the longest running consecutive coin minted in the United States for a celebration?
  • That the 2000 St. Patís Association Parade cost $4,875.00 and all this money was donated and raised by events and members of our local community?
  • That St. Patís Association sponsors an Irish Dignitary to Emmetsburg to participate in our celebration and visit the community businesses and residents? This has become a tradition that has put our St. Patrickís Celebration in several national magazines to include Midwest Living.
  • That the Little Miss, Jr. Miss and Miss Shamrock pageant cost a total of $1,800.00 along with a tremendous amount of talent, time and love?
  • That memberís of the St. Patís Association Board & Volunteers begin preparing every year in April of the previous year to assure a successful celebration for St. Patrickís Day in Emmetsburg, Iowa?
  • That Mick Conlon, throughout the year, takes the St. Patís Association Float & Miss Shamrock to statewide parades & celebrations representing the city of Emmetsburg and itís Irish residents?

    St. Patís Membership Drive!

    This year, we have put our heads together to come up with many new ways to raise money for our organization and bring more excitement and enjoyment to the St. Patís celebration. We appreciate the support we get from all of our members and look forward to this time every year. As the season approaches, we are signing up memberships. Please choose from one of the following packages and either call, (712) 852-4326 or come visit us in our newly remodeled St. Patís Association Headquarters at 1001 Broadway, Emmetsburg, Ia.

    Better Than St. Pat             $35.00
    St. Patís Super Booster    $20.00
    St. Patís Booster                 $10.00

    Life-Time Membership $300.00

    *The raffle drawing is held at the annual St. Patís Banquet. We will raffle 1- $1000, 1-$500 and 5-$100! You need not be present to win. Your tickets will automatically be entered in the St. Patís Raffle.

    Thank you for your continued support of the Irish Legacy of Emmetsburg. Your Membership and support will help to maintain the high level of success we have enjoyed in the past for our St. Patrickís Day Celebration.

    Thank you again for your support of the Emmetsburg Irish heritage. Donít forget, if you have extra time and would like to lend a helping hand on one of our many committees, we will welcome you with open arms!

    Emmetsburg St. Patís Association,

    Make all Checks Payable to: 
    St. Patís Association
    1001 Broadway, Emmetsburg, Ia. 51536

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