“Four bands, 37 organizations and marching groups, and many others will make-up the parade, which begins at city Park Golf Course and concludes at the 2900 block of Perkins Road.” 3/13/1986 Advocate
Our First Grand Marshal was the honorable Judge Joseph Keogh, a long time Irish advocate in Baton Rouge. An early morning Irish breakfast was held at Zee Zee Gardens prior to the 11am Parade with all Club members in attendance. No one seemed to notice that the day was a muggy 75°. The enthusiasm for the walking parade was strong and all went off without a hitch.
Mayor-President Pat Screen
Joe Lamendola and the Rampart Street Band