Community Interest

Great Turn Out for the First Annual Defiance St. Patrick’s Day Parade

The first ever St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade in Defiance was a great success, with a large turn in spectators as well as parade participants, vendors and food trucks.

It was a great time. The Defiance Merchants Association posted the following on the Defiance MO Facebook page:

“Thank you so much to everyone who came to our first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Festival!We had a blast and we hope you all had as much fun as we did! A huge shout-out to all of our sponsors, vendors, food trucks, live music and volunteers for making this day possible! We’re already looking forward to next year’s celebration!”

More photos on the Boone Country Connection facebook page.


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St. Charles County Police Color Guard.


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St. Charles County Police Color Guard, paused for the National Anthem.


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Bagpiper with the color guard.


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A student from Francis Howell High School sang the National Anthem.
Vic  Faust from Fox2News served as Master of Ceremonies.


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A few of the decorated vehicles.


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Krewe of the United Shamrocks Float.

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Diggin' for Gold Float by Tharp Contracting.

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O'Hara's Pub Float.


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Actors from the Wentzville Renaissance Fair.


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Ladies from Krewe of the United Shamrocks.

11. Musicians Logan and McCready IMG_4598.jpg
Musicians Scott Logan and Teddy McCready.