Cead Mille Failte!
A Hundred Thousand Welcomes to you as you
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As summer 2018 winds down we have been reflecting on what a great time we've had with all the events the Society has hosted this year. Trivia, the St. Patrick's Day Parade and Party, entering the float in West Peoria's July 4 Parade, and of course the Peoria Irish Fest.
2019 will bring many more opportunities to get involved either as a participant, volunteer, or both! People approach us all the time saying "what you do looks like so much fun, can you use any more helpers?" The answer to that question is YES! Whether you sign up for a shift pouring beer, or help run a committee that spends months making plans for the big event, we would love to have you join us.
Head on over to the Membership page register so you don't miss out on any upcoming activities -- whether you attend for fun or want to help out behind the scenes, being a Society Member makes it that much better!
June 12, 2018
If you are interested in helping promote the Peoria Irish Fest and participate in the West Peoria July 4th Parade, please contact us so we can put you on the roster! It's a lot of fun and a great way to help celebrate the day!
March 19, 2018
Many thanks to all who participated in or was in the crowd for our 38th annual parade in spite of the less-than-ideal weather. Please contact us if you have photos to share.
With just under 150 entries this year, it must have been hard for our judges to choose a favorite. We are pleased to announce the following awards given for our parade entries!
1st Place: Jimmy's Bar
2nd Place: Kenny's Westside Tavern
3rd Place: Alter Ego Spalon
1st Place: Maggie Bertram Foundation
2nd Place: Peoria Rugby Club
3rd Place: Spider Hill Haunted Attractions
1st Place: Toliver Wedding
2nd Place: Brophy Family
3rd Place: Callahan Clan
With regrets, the Saint Patrick Society of Peoria did not host The Jack Kenney Gaelic Gallop 5K Run/Walk on March 4, 2018. Please join us at the Happy Hour 5K at Peoria Irish Fest in August.
The Society would like to thank everyone who participated in the 8th Annual Trivia Challenge! We packed The Fox with two chairs to spare. Twelve teams answered questions about Geography, Pop Culture, Literature, and of course Ireland.
Many special prizes were awarded throughout the evening, and several oohs and ahhs were heard during the goodie basket raffle. One lucky family even won a free entry into this year's parade!
We would also like to thank The Fox Pub & Cafe on Sommer Street for allowing us to host our event at their venue. If you haven't visited The Fox yet, be sure to check it out.
2018 Trivia Champions were:
3rd place: Hoof Hearted representing Jimmy's Bar
2nd place: Kelly Is Awesome, Team Captain: Kelly Hamilton
1st place: We Are Trivial, Team Captain: Rick Christian
The St. Patrick Society Board invites you to become a member of the Society and to support our efforts to remain true to our purpose as our Founders envisioned over three decades ago, “to perpetuate the heritage and history of the Irish people and to promote their ideals, traditions, and culture.”
We are pleased to announce that beginning in 2018, we will offer online registration for both new and current Society memberships, as we well as registration for the events we host including the annual Trivia Event, and the St. Patrick's Day Parade -- for both participants or volunteers!
If you are interested in volunteering at one, some, or all of our upcoming events including the Peoria Irish Fest, please send us a note and we will forward your message to the appropriate chairperson!