Troy University to hold St. Paddy’s Day Parade March 26

Posted: Wednesday, 16 March 2011

TROY—Troy University will hold its annual Irish celebration on March 26, complete with a St. Patrick’s Day-themed parade.

The parade begins a noon on University Avenue on the Troy Campus and is just one aspect of the University’s Irish Week Celebration.

Also on campus that day will be the T-Day spring football game, the University’s Relay for Life event and Trojan Day for prospective students and their parents.

The deadline for parade entries is March 21. There is no fee to enter a float, walking group or vehicle. Line up for the parade will take place between 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. on the day of the parade.

“Troy University is once again proud to host Alabama’s official St. Patrick’s Day Parade,” said Buddy Starling, Dean of Enrollment Management and the parade’s coordinator. “We invite groups, departments or organizations to join us in this fun community event."

At the conclusion of the parade, participants can take advantage of the many activities happening on campus that day.

For additional information about the parade, contact Starling at 334-670-3243.

The University’s annual alumni reunion dinner is also scheduled for March 26. A reception will be held at 5:30 p.m. in the second floor lobby area of the Trojan Center, preceding the annual Alumni Reunion Dinner at 6 p.m. in the Trojan Center Ballrooms. Alumni chapter honors and the University’s Distinguished Leadership Award will be presented during the dinner. Tickets, which include admission to both the reception and the dinner, are $30. Reservation deadline is March 21.

For more information concerning the Alumni Reunion activities or to make a reservation for the alumni dinner, contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 334-670-3318.

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The painting "Chattahoochee River" by Mike Howard is among the works on display in the exhibit "A Journey Home" hosted at Troy University's Riverfront Campus in Phenix City. A reception and artist talk will be held on May 19 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public.