St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXXVII Saturday

Published: Jan. 19, 2023 at 8:23 AM CST|Updated: Mar. 18, 2023 at 5:23 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - The St. Patrick Society held Grand Parade XXXVII on Saturday.

The day began with Mass at St. Mary’s in Rock Island at 10 a.m., then the bi-state St. Patrick’s Grand Parade started at 11:30 a.m. at the corner of 4th Avenue and 23rd Street in Rock Island. The parade traveled through downtown Rock Island crossed the Centennial Bridge and proceeded through Downtown Davenport. There was a post-parade bash held at the River Center.

Mr. Thanksgiving was chosen as the St. Patrick Society Grand Parade XXXVII grand marshall.

The St. Patrick’s Society and River Bend Foodbank are teaming up to fight hunger in the Quad Cities. River Bend Foodbank marched ahead of the Grand Parade collecting monetary donations with the goal of closing the meal gap in the community by 2025.

Additionally, CASI’s 41st St. Patrick’s Day Race was taking place downtown Davenport, before the parade, according to Laura Kopp, President, and CEO of Center for Active Senior Inc. The event is the largest fundraiser for CASI.