2018 Parade Winners & Awards

Irish Colleen:  Jayden Faille    

Past-President:  Tammy Maneely

Guest Judges: 

Megan Turner, Host of Alliant Energy’s Power House

Dale Todd, Vice President of Development, Hatch Development Group

Chad Shipman, Chair, Iowa Irish Festival

Family Award Judges: 

Ed McGinty Memorial Award:  Lori Nylund

Pat Fitzpatrick Memorial Award:  Molly Claypool

Jimmy Duggan Memorial Award:  Jimmy Bullock

Jerry Harrington Memorial Award:  Jes Harrington

Don Raher Award:  Christian Nassif

SaPaDaPaSo 2018 Awards

Best Band/Musical Award (Best PERFORMING Musical Entry –Band or Singing):

          1st Place:  #41- KZIA Z102.9- Schulte and Swan Marching Band

          2nd Place:  #78- Wild Hogs Saloon—Singer in silver jacket

Honorable Mention: #25- Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival—Fiddle Player

 

Best Original Female Costume (Winner need not be female – it’s a costume award):

          1st Place:  #1- St. Patrick’s Church–“Alice in Ireland” (Entire group)

          2nd Place: #33- Dances with Scissors, (All dancers)

Honorable Mention: #46- Royal March Into Spring (All ladies)

 

Best Original Male Costume (Winner need not be male – it’s a costume award):

          1st Place:  #79 Sons of Norway—Male in viking hat and animal fur

          2nd Place: #21 County Johnson Irish Shamrockers—St. Patrick

Honorable Mention:

 

Best Vehicle Entry (Irish Theme Optional):

          1st Place:  #89 Bickford Senior Living (decorated bus)

          2nd Place:  #5 Old Guys Gone Wild (1951 green Ford)

Honorable Mention :  #9 KCRG TV9–Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Aune on the dual bicycle

Best Walking Entry:

          1st Place:  #45 Malloy Family

          2nd Place:  #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17—Scouting for the Perfect Pub!! (Molumby, Dalziel, Maneely, Guge and Davis clans)

Honorable Mention :  #7 The Irish Strike Back—Glynn Gang

 

Best Private Irish Themed Entry (Non-Commercial/Advertising):

          1st Place #7 The Irish Strike Back—Glynn Gang

          2nd Place: #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17—Scouting for the Perfect Pub!! (Molumby, Dalziel, Maneely, Guge and Davis clans)  

Honorable Mention:  #2 Parnell Ancestral Walking Brigade

                                    #3 Clan Na Bryant

 

Best Commercial Entry:

          1st Place:  #32 Going Green with IBEW 405

          2nd Place: #43 I’Rish The CR Spirits a Happy 25 Years

Honorable Mention: #61 Green Acres Storage—Keep Your Shenanigans Happy at Green Acres Storage!!

 

Best Bribe:

1st Place:  #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17—Scouting for the Perfect Pub!! (Molumby, Dalziel, Maneely, Guge and Davis clans)

Honorable Mention: #1 Alice in Ireland (St. Patrick’s Catholic Church)

Best Animal Entry:” The Waggy O’Tails Award”:

1st Place: #46 Royal March Into Spring (Horse)

2nd Place: #37 Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (Dog wearing kilt w/ orange feet)

Honorable Mention: #4 Dogs go Irish (all dogs)

General Honorable Mention:

#35 The Spirit of The Irish—The Harrington Family

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FAMILY AWARDS:

Don Raher Memorial Award for the “Best Overall Costume”: 

            #46 “Royal March Into Spring”

Jerry Harrington Memorial Award for the “Most Wholesome/Heartfelt Entry”: 

            #81 Austin Strong Foundation “Children are More Precious Than Gold”

Jimmy Duggan Memorial Award for the “Best Family Representation”: 

            #45 Malloy Family

Pat Fitzpatrick “Irish Eyes” Memorial Award for the “Most Creative Entry”: 

            #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17, “Scouting for the Perfect Pub!!” (Molumby, Dalziel, Maneely, Guge and Davis clans) 

 

Ed McGinty Memorial Award for the “Best Overall Entry”:

            #1 St. Patrick’s Catholic Church “Alice in Ireland”

 

Respectfully Submitted:  Michele McMullan, Co-Chair 2018 SaPaDaPaSo Judges Committee