Irishpalooza - Kansas City's Biggest Little Fun Parade

2014 Grand Marshal

Kathy Quinn,

FOX4 News Reporter

 Kathy Quinn is an Emmy award-winning journalist born and raised in Kansas City. She reports every morning on FOX 4’s number one morning show and every afternoon on FOX 4 News at Noon. Her live shots vary from breaking news reports to overnight news to community happenings.
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During her career, Kathy has been a radio news anchor and on-air personality, a television reporter and morning TV news anchor, as well as hosting TV shows including a public affairs and TV talk show. 

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2014 Parade Emcee
Randy Miller

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Missy Wilson

Please no walk-in entries day of parade.  You must pre-register.


Martin City Community

Improvement District

Denis Corcoran--General Supervisor, Union Pacific Railroad
Kim Curtis--President, Grandview Chamber of Commerce
Chris Gentile--President, Honeywell FM&T
Claudia Meyer--Infinite Energy  
Suzanne Sleptiza--First Lady of Avila University

2014 Winners

General Entries:

First Place:  River Ridge Home Association

Second Place:  Irish Crystal Company 

Third Place:  Barrel O'Martleys

Special Awards:

RC Van Noy Best in Show:   Rosehill Gardens

Don Harman Most Humorous Award:  Barrel of O'Martleys

Prince & Princess Contest:

Prince:  Zeke Madasz, Liberty

Princess:  Katherine Henry, Excelsior Springs

Best Dressed Dog Contest:

First Place:  Lucie, Boston Terrier; Megan Moll, owner

Second Place:  Fancy, Pomeranian and Annie, Pomeranian Michael Kan and Terry Heffron, owners

Third Place: 
Max, Lab-Golden mix; Patrick Thurmund, owner

Whiskey Run Top Finishers:

Men's:  Lance Wisdom, Centerview

Women's:  Carolyn Purcell, Kansas City