Support the Parade
The Parade program book is the sole fundraiser for the Parade, bringing in anywhere from $18,000 to $20,000. The Parade itself costs up to $30,000. Our Grand Marshall Dinner and raffle usually makes up the rest of the funding.
The program book gives information on the Grand Marshall Dinner, bios from past Grand Marshalls and Aides, letters from Parade chairmen and fundraising chairperson. Also information about the Parade committee.
This takes up the first 8 to 10 pages. The rest of the program consists of about 80 pages of advertisements, messages, congratulations and in memory of messages from our sponsors and supporters. Most of these supporters are local businesses, banks and employers, restaurants and local stores. Many supporters make donations to congratulate the Grand Marshall and his aides. Some like to mention a loved one who has passed.
Prices range from major color pages $1,500, $1,000, $500, $200. Regular full pages are $150, half page is $100, quarter page is $50 and business card size is $30. Our major sponsors will sponsor a pipe band and are recognized in all press releases, at the Grand Marshall dinner, from the receiving stand on Parade day and on the T.V 13 coverage of the parade which is repeated several times through St. Patricks Day.
Where does your money go? Our Parade usually has Ten plus major pipe bands who travel from many ports of PA. These bands cost anywhere from $500 to $1,500 each which takes a big chunk out of our funds. Also the cost of the Grand Marshall Dinner, the sashes, the raffle, stationary, postage, signs, decorations, flags and much more.
For the many years we have organized a great Parade, some say the best in PA!! This would not be possible without the support from our major sponsors and advertisers. Each year we welcome new sponsors and advertisers.