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Posted on 03.16.11
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  • Posted on 03.16.11

Via the City's website:

The AOH parade will get underway at 12 noon and passes through the Clayton/Tamm (Dogtown) area of the city, one of St. Louis' oldest Irish neighborhoods. The parade starts south of the Tamm Avenue overpass at Oakland Avenue, traveling south on Tamm Avenue, past St. James the Greater Catholic Church, and ends at Manchester Ave. The 2011 AOH St. Patrick's Day Parade, sponsored by the St. Louis City and County Boards of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, was created in 1984 to parade to honor St. Patrick as the Apostle of Ireland and highlight the many contributions of the Irish people to America. Metromix St. Louis recently named the event number four on its' "Top 101 Things to Do in St. Louis in 2011". St. Louis Archbishop Robert J. Carlson has been named the Grand Marshal for the 28th Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) St. Patrick's Day Parade. Bishop Carlson was appointed head of the St. Louis Archdiocese on April 21, 2009. Prior to his appointment to the Archdiocese of St. Louis, he led the Saginaw Michigan diocese. This years parade features over 100 marching units and colorful floats featuring the contributions of the Irish to America. Like traditional St. Patrick's Day parades held in Ireland, many St. Louis Irish will march under their family crests and banners. In the interest of public safety all glass containers will be banned and spectators will not be allowed to view the parade from the Tamm Avenue overpass. Police officials will ticket illegally parked vehicles and also will be checking for underage drinking in the Clayton-Tamm area. All business establishments in the neighborhood will close at 8:00 pm. More information on the parade and the AOH can be found at http:www.stlhibernians.org/events.htm