This is true, but it takes a lot of work to organize, plan, and successfully execute one! For this reason, the Irish Marching Society is always accepting donations for the St. Patrick’s Day parade and Paddyfest event. We are also looking for volunteers to help the planning or to assist with the festival itself.
Sponsors are more than just donors to us. They help us by donating more than the average lover of Irish culture – in some cases even donating facilities, materials, and services to help us make St. Patrick’s Day the best celebration it can be. Sponsors who donate to IMS are given an honorary “award” based on the donation amount, and are mentioned on our Sponsors page. Because we are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization, all donations to our cause are tax deductible. Companies that sponsor IMS at the “Emerald” or “Chieftan” levels may provide us with a 150 pixel square logo, and we will happily link out to their business sites from the sponsor page. Please use the form to the right to tell us the best way to connect with you about sponsoring Rockford’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities.