SLC St. Patrick's Day Parade

$1,365 of $10k goal

Raised by 18 people in 2 months
Meghan Welsh Gibson
on behalf of Hibernian Society Of Utah
 SALT LAKE CITY, UT
This is the official GoFundMe fundraising drive for the March 18, 2017 Salt Lake City St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the Hibernian Society’s flagship event of the year. Originally self-funded, rising costs over the years have created an opportunity to extend an invitation to the community to help support the parade and the Hibernian Society.  Please help by giving any dollar amount you can.  All proceeds go to planning and producing Salt Lake's long standing tradition of shamrock painted streets, rich Irish culture, local Irish musicians and dancers.
  
Please consider donating to keep this tradition going for 2017 and more to come. 
The theme of this year's parade is "A Hundred Thousand Welcomes in America".  In the Irish language, the phrase Céad Míle Fáilte translates into “A hundred thousand welcomes”. Our Irish ancestors entered this country in search of greater opportunities. For the Irish immigrant who anchored in New York Harbor in the first decades of the twentieth century, no longer were prejudice, hatred and aggression there to reject them. In their place, was a new Irish-American identity, confident, proud, and irrepressible, ready to be assumed by the next newcomer to step down from the deck of an Irish steamship. Today it’s impossible to imagine America without the contributions of Irish-Americans. We are encouraging entrants to reflect on the struggles of their own ancestors upon entry into America and what it means to be Irish in America.

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Hibernian Society of Utah Parade Committee
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For those of you that may not know how the first parade got started, here is the story behind it. Another fun fact, my Dad John Welsh was one of the five that started our beloved parade.

http://www.irishinutah.org//wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Founding-of-the-Hibernian-Society.pdf
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Please share our campaign. #irish#st.patricksdayparade#utah
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$1,365 of $10k goal

Raised by 18 people in 2 months
Created December 14, 2016
Meghan Welsh Gibson  
on behalf of Hibernian Society Of Utah
BK
$100
Bonnie Kilgannon
13 hours ago

In memory and honor of my precious Vivi whose first public event with me was the 2006 parade. She loved the parade, candy, and festivities.

AC
$100
Angela Carlson
16 hours ago
SN
$20
Steve Nichol
10 days ago
$100
Anonymous
15 days ago
RM
$25
Rosie McDonough
15 days ago
RS
$20
Robyn Gill Smith
16 days ago
RM
$380
Ryan Munns
17 days ago

Let's get ready to stumble!

CP
$50
Collette Peck
18 days ago
$25
Eileen McDonough
19 days ago
$100
Maureen Baker Gallegos
19 days ago
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