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World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade (19th Annual)
Saturday, March 17, 2012

UPDATE: "Luck of the Irish" Photo Contest

Visit Enterprise is hosting a contest for the best photo of the St. Patrick's Day Celebrations in Downtown Enterprise. The photo may be taken during the parade, at a business where they are celebrating the event (Rawls, Quality Printing, Milky Moo's, etc.), or of people at the event (show us your best St. Patrick's Day outfit!). Photo must be taken on March 17th, 2012 in Downtown Enterprise, Alabama to qualify.

Please send your name, a good way to contact you (email or phone preferred), as well as the photo(s) to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , no later than Monday, April 2nd, 2012. Photos may also be brought into the Enterprise Chamber of Commerce as well. There is no limit to the amount of photos brought in, but rights to the photo must be given to Visit Enterprise/Enterprise Chamber of Commerce for future use with marketing and promotion of the event.

The winners will be decided upon at the next Enterprise Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee meeting, and will be notified in late April. Prizes will be given as follows:
1st Place-$50 WalMart Gift Card
2nd Place-$40 WalMart Gift Card
3rd Place-$25 WalMart Gift Card

May the Luck of the Irish be with you!

Parade Information:

It's billed as "The World's Smallest St. Patrick's Day Parade", and if you see it, you'll know why.  It has only one marcher and it lasts about 10 minutes.

The city of Enterprise plays host to the one-person event each St. Patrick's Day, with a local citizen of Irish ancestry given the honor of carrying the colors of the Emerald Isle down 1 block of East College Street, from the Court House, to the town's other unique institution, the Boll Weevil Monument, and back.

Since 1993, the Grand Marshall’s name has been kept a secret until the day of the event.  This year, it was decided to share the Grand Marshall’s name to generate a larger interest, as this is the first year the parade will be held on a Saturday.

Visit Enterprise is proud to announce the Grand Marshall for the 19th Annual World’s Smallest St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Ms. Marjorie Ann Christina McGarry.  Ms. McGarry was selected among tens of applicants, and has been a member of the Enterprise community since 1984.  She graduated from Enterprise High School in 1984 and has worked at Alfab, Inc. from 1999 to the present.

Other new additions to the festivities this year are family fun activities and specialty sale events at many of the local Downtown businesses between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM the day of the parade.  The day concludes with a special menu and Irish drink tastings at the Historic Rawls during their dinner hours.

The parade has had many marchers, including the late Pat Donahue who created the costume and generated media attention from news and entertainment media all over the world.  The parade has been featured on CBS Sunday, National Public Radio, and other media outlets

Visit Enterprise/Enterprise Chamber of Commerce for more information at 334-347-0581, or email Christy Elmore at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . See you there!

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