Thanks to everyone who entered or helped make the 2018 St. Patrick’s Day Parade such a terrific success.

Because of your total participation, Visalia enjoyed one its best as well as, this, THE LARGEST St. Patrick’s Day ever. All of our entries were fun, creative, and respectful to the huge crowd who gathered downtown.

As you all know a great deal of time, effort, and attention to the special details go into making our parade a success. Having good hearted and kind participants makes it that much easier. Our list of volunteers and crew never asked why something needed to be done, they just jumped right it and “did it”. All your extra support made this parade so much easier and enjoyable for not only for those who watched the parade but for those of us who helped to make it happen.

Because of our combined efforts, we received numerous compliments from our city Council members as well as our downtown merchants. Our parade crowd seemed to pick up on the enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed this largest parade ever.

Also, SPECIAL THANKS goes to all of our wonderful sponsors. Without them, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade could not be as successful as we have been able to provide the last few years. The parade was able to donate $500 each to the first 5 marching school bands. Our sponsors’ participation further helps our parade take care of the expenses necessary for traffic control, police presence, advertising, and many of the other ancillary costs to promote an enjoyable St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

With this in mind, our special thanks goes out to Bueno Beverage, Budweiser – the King of Beers, The Vintage Press, The Depot Restaurant, Jack & Charlies, Le Boulevard, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Citizens Business Bank, A & W Restaurants, Provident-Salierno Family Foundation and Momentum Broadcasting and their announcers and street crews. Also, a gracious thank you must go out to the Leyendekker Ranch for donating one their beautiful carriages to carry in style our Grand Marshal, Nina Clancy. This elegant carriage, with two Friesian Horses carrying the Clancy clan, was all followed by 260 friends and students of the Montessori Schools in Visalia.

Again, to ALL who helped make this the largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade a success, thank you for participating, in this great Visalia community event.

We look forward to seeing and working with all of you again next year on Saturday March 16th, 2019.

The Visalia Breakfast Lions Club

Past Grand Marshal’s

1986 – Jim Taylor
1987 – Emily Dailey
1988 – Cal Bennet
1990 – Monsignor Daugherty
1994 – Ralph Moore
1995 – Tommy Elliott
1996 – Bruce McDermott
1997 – Ray Bishop
1998 Judge Patrick O’Hara
1999 – Greeley Togni
2000 – Tony and Mary Salierno
2001 – Dr. John Castiglia
2002 – Dr. DavidHeaney
2003 – Phil Hornburg
2004 – Eric Shannon
2005 – GA Gindick
2006 – Fred Ruiz
2007- Steve Salomon
2008 – Del & Tim Johnson
2009 – Will and Letty Crenshaw
2010 – Bob Cary
2011 – Marjorie Brandon
2012 – Marilyn Barr
2013 – Connie Conway
2014 – Francie Levy
2015 – Mrs. Jeanne Hoey
2016 – Marilynn Mitchell
2017 – Paul Hurley
2018 – Nina Clancy

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