Everyone Loves a Parade! Hermosa Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade 03/16/13

Everyone Loves a Parade

*PLEASE READ ALL THE DETAILS BELOW*

The Hermosa Beach Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been a South Bay tradition since 1995.

As one of the original Parade organizers and serving on the planning committee for over 13 years, I'm looking forward to finally being a participant.

Joy and I in 2011 after making sure everyone was in their place just before step off.

Everyone is Irish on Saint Patrick's Day.

a quote by Charles M. Madigan
"St. Patrick -- one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish".

This is a totally fun and festive daytime event with the chance to dress crazy, goofy or outrageous but definitely wear your green!

Bring your family, friends and pets.

If you're going to do something special like bring a drum, please list that and the number of people coming with you in your RSVP. I need this information when I submit my registration form.

Unfortunately, they have a rule that no one under age 5 is allowed to march. Sorry.

We are Meetup Synergy Group Parade Entry #88. There will be 93 parade entries in the lineup.

In order to join us you must be in line no later than 10:30am. More than likely we will be close to 8th Street on Valley.

The parade steps off at 11am on Pier Avenue at Valley and goes west down Pier Ave then turns south on Hermosa Ave. More details to follow.

If you just want to watch us march and cheer us on, then come stand across the street from Dr. Ed's Hermosa Chiropractic office at 440 Pier Avenue. You want to be on the North side of the street for this parade. Our Organizer, George, will be there to greet you. Cheer real loud as we walk by. We'll have a Meetup Synergy Banner so you can't miss us.

Parking WILL be a challenge on a first come, first serve in the following designated locations-

1. Community Center on Pier Ave & Aviation

2. Vons Underground Parking on Valley north of Pier Ave

3. Valley School on Valley north of Pier

4. The Parking Structure on Hermosa Ave north of the Pier

Carpooling and drop offs are HIGHLY encouraged. Best yet, ride your bike. There should be lots of places to park it. I think Hermosa Beach will have their Valet Bike Parking available.

Our member, Dr. Ed, definitely knows how to get into spirit!

He's offered us use of his Chiropractic Office located at 440 Pier Avenue from 9am to 10:30am. It's just a block away from where we'll be lining up in the parade. Go get an adjustment and relax. Just make sure to get in line no later than 10:30. Dr. Ed invited his Drum Circle friends to join us which will add to the spirit of the day. They even have some extra Tambourines for some of us to use.

After the parade, we'll head over for lunch at Cantina Real Mexican Restaurant on the pier at 1pm. I have a reservation for 20 so first come first serve. If you're interested, mentionLUNCH in your comments so I have a head count when making the reservations.

Although there are no cost to you for this fun memorable time, I'm paying a parade fee of $50 and would appreciate any donations you seem fit to help me cover that cost.

JUST FOR FUN - HERE ARE SOME FAMOUS IRISH SAYINGS - ENJOY

"A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have"

“You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

“Who gossips with you will gossip of you”

“Beware of people who dislike cats”

“It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life”

“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures”

“But the greatest love - the love above all loves, Even greater than that of a mother - Is the tender, passionate, undying love, Of one beer drunken slob for another”

“Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within”

“A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyrs blood”

“Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat”

“Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden”

"Here's to our wives and girlfriends. May they never meet"

"Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools"

"The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it"

"Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him"

"God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world"

"Here's to your roof,may it be well thatched And here's to all under it -May they be well matched"

"Tis only a stepmother would blame you"

"Take the world nice and easy, and the world will take you the same"

"Why if he went to a wedding, sure he'd wait for the christening"

"Never dread the winter till the snow is on the blanket"

"He who has water and peat on his own farm has the world his own way"

"Tis better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money"

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,Love leaves a memory no one can steal"

"A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle"

"It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose"

"May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous wife"

"Here's to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds"

"Dance as if no one's watching, sing as if no one's listening, and live everyday as if it were your last"

"Firelight will not let you read fine stories, but it's warm, and you won't see the dust on the floor"

"Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way"

"What butter and whiskey won't cure, there is no cure for"

"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, May good luck pursue you each morning and night"

"May the cat eat you and the devil eat the cat"

"Red sky at night, shepherds delight, red sky in the morning, shepherds warning"

"The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend"

"Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom"

"Laziness is a heavy burden"

"Many hands make light work"

"Castles were built a stone at a time"

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  • Bill

    I'm still recovering from a cold so I will have to stay in today. Have fun all!

    March 16, 2013

    • Anna

      Boo! Feel better.

      March 16, 2013

  • Anna

    Short notice but if anyone wants to park in my extra parking space on Pier Ave. hit me up. [masked]

    March 16, 2013

  • Deborah

    Bummer. Can't make it.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Was hoping to not travel this weekend, but it is unavoidable.

    March 15, 2013

  • dr e.

    Get to the parade early and stop by my office, Hermosa Chiropractic & Live Food Nutrition, for my Luck of the Irish Open House. I'll be serving up organic green tea & live food smoothies along with doing free chiropractic adjustments. We'll have 6 hand drummers in the parade who would love some help in the percussion department. I'll have shakers and tambourines at my office for those interested in playing along. I'm located at 440 Pier Ave. It's on the parade route and only a short walk from where the parade kicks off. The open house and instrument lending will take place between 9:00 & 10:30 am.

    March 15, 2013

  • dr e.

    Get to the parade early and stop by my office, Hermosa Chiropractic & Live Food Nutrition, for my Luck of the Irish Open House. I'll be serving up organic green tea, live food smoothies & treats along with doing free chiropractic adjustments. I'm located at 440 Pier Ave. It's on the parade route and only a short walk from where the parade kicks off. The open house will run between 9:00 & 10:30 am.

    March 5, 2013

    • sisuepahn p.

      Sorry I will your open house.. I'm in the East coast. I'll come in for treatment Monday.

      March 15, 2013

    • sisuepahn p.

      Sorry I will your open house.. I'm in the East coast. I'll come in for treatment Monday.

      March 15, 2013

  • sisuepahn p.

    I am in the East coast... Ugh.. I love parade. Have a wonderful time.

    March 15, 2013

  • Sally K.

    Oops. Thought we were watching not walking in the parade.

    March 14, 2013

    • Virginia

      Sally, you can come and just watch if you want. Not everyone wants to walk.

      March 14, 2013

  • Virginia

    I've added those I have signed up on Facebook and two other Meetup sites for a better headcount

    March 14, 2013

  • dr e.

    2 for lunch.

    March 12, 2013

  • dr e.

    + Gabby(miniature poodle) dressed in her St. Patrick's Day finest!

    March 12, 2013

  • Elgin

    I will join you for lunch.

    1 · March 10, 2013

  • Elgin

    I will join you for lunch.

    March 10, 2013

  • Elena S.

    My daughter and I will be there to cheer you on!!

    March 10, 2013

  • Renee

    Hey Virginia. I'll b watching parade from the sidelines n can't make lunch due to commitment in OC.

    March 7, 2013

  • Doug N.

    I'm On Call to work, but if I'm free I'll be down!

    March 7, 2013

  • Amy

    Okay, looks like I won't be able to walk in the parade, but I will be at lunch :-)

    March 6, 2013

  • Pam

    Virginia - Karen G is joining us for lunch too!

    March 6, 2013

  • Lauren F.

    So sorry to miss it but will be in Hawaii

    1 · March 5, 2013

  • Celeste

    I have a conflct and will not be able to join you at 10am nor lunch afterwards. Instead, I'll cheer from the sidewalk as you pass by wearing green. Happy Patty's Day

    March 5, 2013

  • Virginia

    I'm definitely in for lunch & margaritas after all that walking downhill. :-)

    2 · March 5, 2013

  • Bill

    Lunch as well.

    March 5, 2013

  • Pam

    I'm still in for lunch too!

    March 5, 2013

  • Vivian P.

    I will join for lunch though

    March 5, 2013

  • Vivian P.

    I'm in for Lunch!

    March 5, 2013

  • Anna

    I will be joining you for lunch.

    March 4, 2013

  • Laura Dynabursky M.

    Sean and I will march with you and attend lunch :)

    March 3, 2013

  • Virginia

    I have reservations for 20 at the Cantina Real Mexican Restaurant after the parade around 1pm
    Please update your RSVP to include if you're going to join us for lunch.

    March 3, 2013

  • Celeste

    Would love to join you but won't to able to arrive until 11:30ish! Okay? If so, I'll find the group along the route.

    February 19, 2013

    • Virginia

      Celeset, by the time you arrive we'll be walking the parade or about to. Find us alone the way or join us for lunch at Cantina Real afterwards.

      March 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    i have my son that day...hes under 5..

    March 3, 2013

  • Christopher

    Wish I could make the parade, but my daughter and I have a Girl Scout event. Have fun!

    March 2, 2013

  • Laura Dynabursky M.

    Sean and I will march with you! ;)

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Jeff G.

    Maybe

    February 18, 2013

  • Caramia

    Sure sounds like fun to me. I will call that restaurant we talked about before.....

    February 18, 2013

  • LAURIE P.

    Sorry my new beau has be booked up until the end of March. :)

    February 17, 2013

  • Virginia

    Going to get my Green On!

    February 17, 2013

  • Malcolm

    Count me in ! I have a cool green top hat too.

    1 · February 16, 2013

  • Renee

    I'll b thr to strut my Irishness!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • mindy

    Champagne brunch sounds good!

    1 · February 10, 2013

  • Deborah

    Champagne brunch afterwards...

    1 · February 6, 2013

  • Glenda

    maybe...I will know more as the date gets closer

    1 · January 30, 2013

  • Anna

    Nice, right in my front yard!

    1 · January 27, 2013

  • dr e.

    + Gabby(miniature poodle) dressed in her St. Patrick's Day finest!

    1 · January 27, 2013

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