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Award winning floats of the 2018 Cedar Rapids Saint Patrick's Day parade

The Glynn family poses as Irish Star Wars characters at the SaPaDaPaSo parade in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The parade wound its way through the streets of Cedar Rapids for the 43rd time this St. Patrick's Day. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
The Glynn family poses as Irish Star Wars characters at the SaPaDaPaSo parade in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, March 17, 2018. The parade wound its way through the streets of Cedar Rapids for the 43rd time this St. Patrick's Day. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
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The 2018 Cedar Rapids Saint Patrick's Day parade featured dozens of unique floats, talented dancers and adorable animal friends. Here are the award winners according to SaPaDaPaSo.

Best Band/Musical Award 

1st Place: #41- KZIA Z102.9- Schulte and Swan Marching Band

2nd Place: #78- Wild Hogs Saloon—Singer in silver jacket

Honorable Mention: #25- Cedar Rapids Freedom Festival—Fiddle Player

 

Best Original Female Costume 

1st Place: #1- St. Patrick’s Church--“Alice in Ireland” (Entire group)

2nd Place: #33- Dances with Scissors, (All dancers)

Honorable Mention: #46- Royal March Into Spring (All ladies)

 

Best Original Male Costume 

1st Place: #79 Sons of Norway—Male in viking hat and animal fur

2nd Place: #21 County Johnson Irish Shamrockers—St. Patrick

Best Vehicle Entry (Irish Theme Optional)

1st Place: #89 Bickford Senior Living (decorated bus)

2nd Place: #5 Old Guys Gone Wild (1951 green Ford)

Best Walking Entry:

1st Place: #45 Malloy Family

2nd Place: #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17—Scouting for the Perfect Pub!! (Molumby, Dalziel, Maneely, Guge and Davis clans) 

Honorable Mention : #7 The Irish Strike Back—Glynn Gang

 

Best Private Irish Themed Entry (Non-Commercial/Advertising)

1st Place #7 The Irish Strike Back—Glynn Gang

2nd Place: #17 Irish Pub Scouts, Troop 17—Scouting for the Perfect Pub!! Dalziel, Maneely, Guge 

Honorable Mention: #2 Parnell Ancestral Walking Brigade
#3 Clan Na Bryant

 

Best Commercial Entry

1st Place: #32 Going Green with IBEW 405

2nd Place: #43 I’Rish The CR Spirits a Happy 25 Years

Honorable Mention: #61 Green Acres Storage—Keep Your Shenanigans Happy at Green Acres Storage!!

Best Animal Entry, a.k.a. "The Waggy O'Tails Award"

1st Place: #46 Royal March Into Spring (Horse)

2nd Place: #37 Iowa Friends of Companion Animals (Dog wearing kilt w/ orange feet)

 

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