Mayor Seiler to Paint St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route at Kickoff Ceremony on March 12
Ceremonial Green Stripe to be Painted on Las Olas Boulevard
Angela Sabina DiPietro, Public Information Specialist
(954) 828-4777 or email@example.com
Fort Lauderdale – Fort Lauderdale Mayor John P. “Jack” Seiler will renew a legendary St. Patrick’s Day tradition when he paints a green stripe on Las Olas Boulevard to ceremoniously mark the route for the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The ceremony will take place on Friday, March 12, 2010 at noon in front of Huizenga Plaza, located at the corner of S. Andrews Avenue and E. Las Olas Boulevard. (Please note: A one-block portion of Las Olas Boulevard from S. Andrews Avenue to S.E. 1st Avenue will be temporary closed from 11:15 a.m. to the conclusion of the ceremony.)
Highlights of the event will include remarks from Mayor Seiler and the St. Patrick’s Day Committee Chair along with special appearances by bagpiper Robert Ritchie and Ernie the Leprechaun. The festivities will culminate when Mayor Seiler takes to the street with paint roller in hand to lay down a green stripe on Las Olas Boulevard.
Public parking is available for a fee at the City Park Garage located at 155 S.E. 2nd Street or at One River Plaza located at 305 S. Andrews Avenue.
The Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit. The event is co-sponsored by the City of Fort Lauderdale, Downtown Development Authority, Ireland’s Inn Beach Resort, 9542Design, Anticipation Yacht Charters, Briny Riverfront Irish Bar and Restaurant, Comcast, Gold Coast Beverage Distributors, Green, Murphy & Murphy, P.A., Hooper Construction, Inc., Intown 411, the Las Olas Association, Las Olas Riverfront, Lauderdale Properties & Investments, LLC, Lochrie & Chakas, P.A., Luxury Resorts & Hotels, Maguires Irish Pub & Eatery, Maroone, New Phase Realty Corp., Riverfront Cruises, Riverwalk Trust, Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing, Stiles, the Sun-Sentinel and YOLO.
For more information about the Fort Lauderdale St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, please call the event hotline at (954) 828-5985 or visit the event website at www.ftlaudirishfest.com.