St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Old Town March 12; participant hopefuls can sign up till March 1

       The 22nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in Old Colorado City will be Saturday, March 12, and applications are being accepted for participants - bands, floats, walkers, riding groups and leprechauns.
       Those interested need to communicate their intentions by March 1, according to Marguerite Terze of O'Donnell & O'Donnell, a Westside event promotions firm that puts on the parade every year. The phone number is 635-8803.
       The parade will start at noon, preceded by two footraces - the “5K on St. Patrick's Day” race for individuals and teams at 10 a.m. and the Children's Fun Run (.6 mile) at 11 a.m. Advance registrations are being accepted at the Runners Roost, 107 E. Bijou, or online at
       The traditional parade route is along West Colorado Avenue between 27th and 17th streets.

From a press release