NEWS FROM THE FRIENDLY SONS OF ST. PATRICK2020 NEWS
No public meetings scheduled for 2020.
New website coming. Please be patient as we are updating the website. Thank you
2020 Parade Participation details can be found here.
WE KNOW THE SPOKANE COMMUNITY AND REGION WILL MAKE THE 42ND ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY A WONDERFUL EVENT!
We hope you all have the opportunity to come enjoy our 42nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 14, 2020!
WE WANT TO THANK FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
WE ALSO WANT TO THANK ALL OUR VOLUNTEERS AND NEW MEMBERS.
A SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL OUR SPONSORS,
PLEASE REFER TO THE SPONSOR PAGE FOR A LIST OF OUR GREAT SPONSORS!!!
One final congratulations to our 2019 Parade Dignitaries:
Grand Marshall - Tony Lamanna of Inland Honor Flight
Irish Man - Tom Sherry Krem2 Weathercaster
Irish Woman - Joanne McAtee - The Friendly Son's of St. Patrick
Irish Colleen - Molly McLaughlin
Irish Business - David's Pizza
Irish Clan - The Riley Family
2019 School on Parade winner was HUTTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SECOND HARVEST
The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick partnered up again this year with Second Harvest Food Bank in helping to support not only the parade but to help raise donations and awareness to Second Harvest. We encourage everyone to do their part in helping others in need throughout the year and BRING DOWN YOUR FOOD OR CASH donations to the parade.
PLANT A ROW FOR THE HUNGRY!
You can make a difference by sharing your harvest!
Plant a Row for the Hungry is a public service project of Spokane-based The Inland Empire Gardeners and nationally by the Garden Writers gardeners to donate their extra vegetables and fruit to local food banks. Because the GWA Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization, participants can take $1.50 per pound donation on federal income taxes.
DONATING TO PLANT A ROW FOR THE HUNGRY
WHERE TO DONATE? Any neighborhood food bank or organization that provides meals for low-income people and their families.
WHAT TO DONATE? Because storage space can be limitied sturdy vegetables that can take a day or two sitting on the shelf are best. These choices include beans, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, peas, cucumbers, apples, cherries, cabbage, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, carrots, root crops, onions and garlic to name a few.
Easily damaged or perishable vegetables, fruits and herbs should be brought in close to the day the food bank distributes food or given to soup kitchens where they can be used quickly.
HOW MUCH? Any time you have fresh produce AND when the food bank is accepting donations. Many food banks have set days and hours to receive food. Call and check before you go.
Please let us know how we did with this year's parade and how we might improve our next edition.