St. Patrick's Day Parade
49th Parade Award Recipients

49th Annual Parade • Saturday, March 17, 2018


James M. Shea Award for Overall Excellence:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

The Muny Celebrates 100 Years!

Honorary Parade Marshal’s Trophy for Excellence:

Leprechaun Divers
Band Awards:

Best Band of Parade:

Durant High School Band

Best in Class:

1A Harris-Stowe University Marching Hornets
3A Durant High School Band

Auxiliary Unit:

Parkview High School Lassie Drum and Bugle Corps


Brittany Woods Middle School Marching Band

Pipe and Drum:

John Ford Highland Pipe and Drum
Marching Unit Awards:

Best School of Dance:

Clarkson School of Irish Dance

Best Adult Marching Unit:

United States Marine Corps – Color Guard (3rd Batallion, 24th

Best Youth Marching Unit:

Sugar Babies Baton Twirling Corps

Best Irish Cultural:

Darby O’Gill and the Little People

Best Fraternal:

St. Louis Police – Bicycle Patrol

Best Historic Unit:

Great River Fife and Drum Corps

Best Novelty Unit:

Gateway Precision Lawnchair Krewe

Best Balloon:

Gateway Superfriends – Irish Balloon
Float Awards:

Best Float in Parade:

The Muny Celebrates 100 Years!

Best Family Float:

Descendants of Nellie Fogarty

Best Civic/Community Float:

The Muny Celebrates 100 Years!

Best Commercial Float:

IBEW Local 2

Best Fraternal Float:

St. Louis Fire Department Local 73

Best Irish Cultural Float:

Krewe of the Kilted Shamrocks/Fallon’s Bar and Grill

Best Novelty Float:

Mystic Knights of the Purple Haze

Best Irish Dance:

St. Louis Irish Arts
Motorized Units:

Best Commercial Unit:

Missouri Botanical Garden

Best Motorized Other:

Yomo Mini Patrol Moolah Shrine

Best Antique Unit:

Gateway Fire Historical Society

Best Classic Unit:

Model T Ford Club of Greater St. Louis Inc.

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Fire Department – 100’ Smeal Hook and Ladder and Rescue Squad

Best Royalty Unit:

Ms. Missouri Senior America 2017

Best Novelty Unit:

The World Famous Lawn Rangers from Amazing Arcola
Animal Units:

Best Adult Mounted Unit:

Open Door Animal Sanctuary

Best Canine Unit:

Irish Wolfhounds

Best Fraternal Unit:

St. Louis Police – Mounted Division