You are cordially invited to attend the 43rd Annual Delray Beach Florida - International Fire Service - St. Patricks Parade, to be held on Saturday March 12th, 2011. With the Pre-Parade gathering and celebration on Friday March 11th.
This is the largest, most popular St. Patricks Parade in the state of Florida.
Uniformed marching Firefighters, Honor guards, Color guards, Fire service and civilian Bagpipe bands, Antique fire trucks, Modern fire trucks, Motorcycles, Fire Safety Clowns, Dalmatians, Specialty groups, Civilian floats, 10 Ladder trucks from 10 different fire departments, paired into 2's and hanging 5 - huge 20' X 30' flags over the parade route.
Fire Engineering Magazine Editor and FDIC Hall Of Famer: Chief Bobby Halton is coming. Chief Halton is a strong proponent and advocate of keeping fire service traditions alive.
The Good Year Blimp has been invited to fly over the parade with "Good Year Salutes Firefighters" flashing on the Jumbo Tron screen, Randy Mantooth (Johnny Gage from the hot show of the 70's - EMERGENCY), Pre-Parade and Post Parade celebrations, staged band concerts, and more.
Mark the date on your calendars. Spread the word to family, friends, neighbors and co-workers.
Honor Guard / Pipe Band / USAR / Combat Challenge / Extrication / Heavy Rescue - team members and other specialty groups, if you'd like official written letters of invitation to your Chief officer, e-mail us his/her name and address and we'll send them the invite for you @: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pipe bands - if you plan on coming as a complete pipe band, you may be offered the opportunity to march and play as a stand alone band, and lead your own column of uniformed personnel. A complete band will be at least 12 members, with a bass drum. Contact ASAP us to put your name on the list. email@example.com
If you're intending to march in your own St. Patricks Parade on on Thursday March 17th, you have plenty of time to spend a couple of days down here, catch a Florida sun tan, and make it back in time for your own parades.
Check back on the following website link for more information on directions, times, firefighter discount hotels, travel, firefighter registration, ect, and please send us your travel itinerary - arrival / departure information as soon as possible for airport pick ups and drop offs. (Airline / Airport / Times / Amount of people) .....