St. Patrick's Day Parade
43th Parade Award Recipients

43th Annual Parade • Saturday, March 17, 2012


James M. Shea Award for Overall Excellence:

St. Louis Irish Arts

Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Harris-Stowe University Marching Hornets

Honorary Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Green Garter Brigade
Band Awards:

Best Band of Parade:

Carr Lane Visual & Performing Arts Middle School Spirit Squad

Best Pipe & Drum Band:

John Ford Pipe Band

Best in Class:

1A Southwestern High School Band
3A Freeburg High School Marching Band – Mighty Midgets

Best Middle School Band:

Carr Line Visual & Performing Arts Middle School Spirit Squad
Marching Unit Awards:

Best Adult Marching Unit:

Arch Rival Roller Girls

Best Youth Marching Unit:

South County YMCA Starlites

Best Historic Marching Unit:

Great River Fife and Drum Corps

Best School of Dance:


Holy Infant School Irish Dancers
The Clark Academy of Irish Dance

Best Novelty Marching Unit:

The World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola

Best Balloon:

Wings of Hope
Float Awards:

Best Float in Parade:

St. Louis Irish Arts

Best Civic/Community Float:

Mardi Gras Inc – Train

Best Family Float:

Descendents of Annie O’Neill

Best Fraternal Organization Float:

St. Louis BBQ Society

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Notre Dame Club of St. Louis

Best Novelty Float:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze
Motorized Units:

Best Motorized Unit:

Moolah Shrine Gateway 500 Mini Indy Cars

Best Antique Unit:

Gateway Two Cylinder Club, Inc.

Best Classic Unit:

Mustang Club of St. Louis

Best Commercial Unit:

Missouri Botanical Garden
Animal Units:

Best Adult Mounted Unit:

Moolah Mounted Lancers

Best Youth Mounted Unit:

God’s Green Acres Ranch

Best Animal Unit:

World Bird Sanctuary

Best Canine Unit:

Golden Retriever Rescue