St. Patricks Day Parade

It is always an honor to be invited by The Charleston St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee, a 501(c) (3) Organization affiliated with the Ancient Order of Hibernians.  Special thanks to Al Stiles, a member of The Knights of Columbus that is a seed sponsor, and his wife Janie, who had been a Hat Lady, who made it all happen 17 years ago.

There are simply great moments in time when you have so much fun your face hurts from smiling .  Our participation in this Event is one of them. We could not be more indebted to The King Street Public House who allows us to grace their float, and The Shem Creek Band which serenades us and the crowd as we wind our way down the Parade route.

 It was a great day for the Irish and for The Hat Ladies. We hope these photos bring smiling eyes to you, too.

We gather outside the Visitors Center

Wives and husbands


Daughter and Mother (visiting from Indonesia)

Granddaughter and Grandmother

Daughter and Mother

All 3 generations

And now all the friendships...

...that form our hatsisterhood

The photographer of The Hat Ladies


Our troops keep coming...

All aboard what will be the best looking, most enthusiastic float of them all

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