Grand Marshals

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1987TJ Moran

“I can’t imagine who is mean enough to object to that parade!”
72-year-old long-time Perkins Road Resident  2/21/1995 Advocate

Year two, the Grand Marshal for the Wearin’ of the Green parade was TJ Moran, the first franchisee of Ruth Chris’ Steakhouse.

Irish Club Officers Pat Shingleton, Pat Bogan and Judge Joe Keogh convened the meeting. Other members in attendance were Grey Hammett, Gene McCann, Danny McConnell, Jim McCormack, Ben Melancon, Ed Narozniak, Pat O’Reilly, Don O’Rourke, Bob Parker, Chuck Perrodin, Tony Sanders, Martin Schott, Tim Screen, Kevin Shingleton, John Voinche and Don Weinman. The parade route was voted to be extended down Perkins to the Interstate Entrance. The early Irish Club meetings were full of fun with Pat leading them at Zee Zee Gardens. There were jokes, camaraderie and imbibing for all.

Mayor-President Pat Screen

1987 Bands  Caledonian Pipers of Baton Rouge  / Joe Lamendola and The Rampart Street Band

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1986Judge Joseph Keogh

“Four bands, 37 organizations and marching groups, and many others will make-up the parade, which begins at city Park Golf Course and concludes at the 2900 block of Perkins Road.” 3/13/1986 Advocate

Our First Grand Marshal was the honorable Judge Joseph Keogh, a long time Irish advocate in Baton Rouge.  An early morning Irish breakfast was held at Zee Zee Gardens prior to the 11am Parade with all Club members in attendance. No one seemed to notice that the day was a muggy 75°. The enthusiasm for the walking parade was strong and all went off without a hitch.

Mayor-President Pat Screen

1986 Bands
Joe Lamendola and the Rampart Street Band

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  • Recognized more than once
  • Posthumously