Rolla prepares for annual St. Pat’s Parade

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On February 4, 2011

The annual St. Pat’s Parade in Rolla will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 12.

Missouri University of Science and Technology has a long tradition of celebrating St. Pat’s. Near the beginning of the 20th century, a group of Rolla students declared St. Patrick the patron saint of engineers.

Many of the traditional events, including the parade, are organized by a committee of students. A comprehensive list of St. Pat’s events is available at .

Pine Street in downtown Rolla will once again be painted green in anticipation of the parade. The theme this year is “Retro Video Games.” Float entries from campus are due by Feb. 19. The deadline for general public entries is March 3. Email float themes to Amiel Weerasinghe, .

For more information about the parade, contact Weerasinghe at 573-578-1823 or .

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