As you know, the fundraiser for the South Side Irish Parade is February 22nd. (Haven't gotten your tickets yet? Buy them here.)
One of the highlights of the fundraiser is the selection of the South Side Irish Parade Queen. The South Side Irish Parade Queen will be prominently featured during the South Side Irish Parade and also ride in the downtown Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade. A panel of judges will interview contestants at 2 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street (a sponsor of the parade) just one hour before the start of the South Side Irish Parade fundraiser. Interested young ladies of Irish descent between the ages of 18-27 are encouraged to apply. The South Side Irish Parade Queen will be announced at the pre-parade fundraiser. Please see www.chicagoroseoftralee.com to fill out an application.
The South Side Irish Parade Queen will also receive sponsorship from the South Side Irish Parade Committee to go on to compete in the Chicago Rose of Tralee contest as the South Side Irish Rose. The Chicago Rose of Tralee contest will be held at the Irish American Heritage Center on March 29, 2014. The Winner of the Chicago Rose of Tralee will receive an all-expense paid trip to Ireland for an experience of a lifetime. The mission of the Chicago Rose of Tralee is to provide enrichment opportunities that will encourage young women of Irish descent to be exemplary role models for tomorrow’s youth and to make a positive difference in the world.