St. Charles Announces St. Patrick’s Parade Award Winners

St. Charles Announces St. Patrick’s Parade Award Winners

Although the day of this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade had some rain, that didn’t stop more than 95 parade entries, 100 volunteers and thousands of spectators from coming to the parade on Saturday, March 9.

The Downtown St. Charles Partnership has announced this year’s St. Patrick’s Parade winners.

Best of Show

  • The Illuminators Outdoor Lighting

Business Category

  • 1st Place: Bill Cho’s United Taekwondo Center St Charles
  • 2nd Place: Apex Material Handling
  • 3rd Place: Beth Fowler School of Dance

Nonprofit Category

  • 1st Place: Lazarus House
  • 2nd Place: Hope for Haitians
  • 3rd Place: Marquee Youth Stage

Children’s Category

  • 1st Place: Chicago Soccer Academy of Fox Valley
  • 2nd Place: Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois – Pottawatomie Service Unit
  • 3rd Place: St. Patrick Catholic School

Sponsors included: Presenting: Gerald Auto Group; (Gold) Arcada Theater, Kane County Chronicle and McNally’s Heating & Cooling; (Silver): Buttonman Printing, Don McCue Chevrolet, McNally’s Traditional Irish Pub and STC Capital Bank; (Bronze) Corcoran Commercial Real Estate, Lakeshore Recycling Services, Premier Living Properties and Solutions Networking.

The parade committee included: Craig Larsen (chairperson), Officer Ben Devol, Officer Eric Majewski, Darlene Riebe, Jan Wilson, Jenny O’Brien, Jeremy Craft, John Hughes, Rose Canfield, Shay Clarke, Steve Martin and Tony Whittaker.

More Information

To view visit the Downtown St. Charles Partnership’s Facebook page. Downtown St. Charles is home to a variety of shopping, dining, recreation, business services, and entertainment. For more information, please visit or call the Downtown St. Charles Partnership office at 630-443-3967.

About the Downtown St. Charles Partnership

The mission of the Downtown St. Charles Partnership is to enhance the economic viability and to preserve the character and beauty of Downtown St. Charles. In addition to business recruitment, business assistance and downtown preservation, the Partnership produces the St. Charles Fine Art Show and Holiday Homecoming.  For more information about the DSCP, including membership, volunteer opportunities, and events visit