The St. Patrick's Foundation has plans underway for the 2018 Gala, Run & Parade. Here are some things to know:
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Parade Route, Barricades
This year the parade route starts on Weiss Road near the Warren Elementary school entrance. It will travel down Weiss Road on to Hwy. N through historic downtown Cottleville and end at Francis Howell Central High School entrance. The float pathway will be narrowed allowing plenty of room behind the barricades for parade watchers along the route and shoulders of the roadway. An information only meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 28th in the City Hall board room at 7 p.m. for any further questions about road closures, event times, etc.  Resident passes within the parade route only will also be available before the short meeting starting at 4:00 p.m.    http://www.stpatparade.org/images/event_map.pdf

Tents & Setting Up Early to Watch the Parade
You need to follow the guidelines below if you are setting up early. You will also need to be there before they start moving the barricades inward, to retain your spot.
People may put out chairs/tents if they meet the following criteria:
1. Only after the barricades are erected on Friday 3/16/18
2. As long as they are not on and/or blocking the public sidewalk, trails, parking spaces or intersections
3. Not on private property without owner's permission
Anything that that does not meet these mandatory requirements may be confiscated and can be picked up Monday from City Hall.

Parking & Shuttle Info
Francis Howell Central Parents Club sells $5.00 parking for the school lot. Handicap accessible parking is also available at Francis Howell Central. Spartan Football Booster Club will be selling food and drink at the entrance of FHC & Highway N. 
St. Joseph Church Youth Ministries has $10.00 parking with entry to the church lot from Motherhead/Gutermuth Roads only.  
Parking is available at SCC campus. (no public parking on the orange lot)
Shuttle service is available from SCC until 4pm. Shuttles will drop off and pick up on Hwy. N at the following locations:  Cottleville Wine Seller - Bemo's - Cottleville Fire House
There is no shuttle service during the Run or Parade.  

Road Closures and Traffic Congestion

Motherhead at Gutermuth Road will be closed from approximately 7:00am-4pm, unless you're gaining entry to paid parking at St. Joseph Church.
Highway N at Weiss Road will be closed from approximately 7am-4pm.
Weiss Rd. will be closed to thru traffic from 11:30 to approximately  1:30pm.  Once the floats have left Weiss Rd, they plan to reopen Weiss Rd. 
Highway N will be closed at FHC Campus Drive from  approximately  7am-4p m.
Surrounding areas will have heavy traffic.  Please plan accordingly.

Resident and Business Passes
St. Patrick's resident and business passes, for those located WITHIN the parade route, may be obtained Mon-Fri  from 9:00am - 5:00 pm at Cottleville City Hall. On Feb 28th and March 13th you may pick up passes after hours until 7 pm at City Hall.  This includes Brittany Place, Rosedale, Old Town Historic Area and Timberwood Farms Subdivisions. A maximum of 4 passes per residence address please. Proof of address must be provided to receive passes (driver's license or a utility bill). If other arrangements for pass pick up are needed please contact amy.lewis@cityofcottleville.com.

Green Tie Gala
Start off the St. Patrick's festivities by dancing the night away at the Green Tie Gala on Saturday, March 10th at Old Hickory Golf Club with music from Contagious!
Buy your tickets online now before it is sold out!

Run for the Helmet
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The 7K Run for the Helmet start time is at 8:00 am with a 2 mile fun run immediately 
following the runners. Visit   www.stpatparade.org  for more run information and to sign up.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers are still needed for the  St. Patrick's Run and Parade Foundation  10th Annual Run for the Helmet and Parade between March 15th - 17th. Sign up today at  https://m.signupgenius.com/ . For all event details visit   www.stpatparade.org

Food Truck Locations 
Along the Parade Route
Lorenzo's Plaza in Historic Cottleville:   Sugar Fire Smokehouse, Blues Fired Pizza, Beer, Beads and Novelties for sale.
Corner of Weiss Road & Hwy. N :  Chris' Smokehouse, Kono Ice, 
Legacy Park Entrance at Highway N: TBD
Fantastic Collision Center 5261 Hwy. N:   
St. Louisiana, Kono Ice, 
Former Missouri Mulch Lot at 5291 Hwy. N:  Taste of Mayberry Kettlecorn, Swashbuckler's Food Truck
Plank Road Pizza:  Schlafly Beer Truck with Music &   Entertainment
Cookies & Cream: Ice Cream Stand
Messina Farms 5535 Highway N:  Russo's Trucktoria

Local Food, Drink & More Near the Parade Route
SCC Foundation St.  Patrick's Day breakfast at the Student Center 9-11am
St. Joseph Athletic Association Food Booth at the St. Joseph Church parking lot. 
Spartan Football Booster Club at the FHC Entrance 5199 Highway N
Rack House Kitchen Wine & Whiskey 5065 Hwy. N
Jo's Pub 5205 5th Street 
Bemo's 5377 Hwy. N
Aiello's Cigar Bar 5286 Hwy. N
Mannino's Market 5205 Hwy. N
Plank Road Pizza 5212 Hwy. N 
Cottleville Wine Seller 5314 Hwy. N
Van Buskirks Chocolate Bar 5326 Hwy. N
Exit 6 Brewery 5055 Hwy. N
Salty's Freshmex 5045 Hwy. N
Cookie's & Cream 5525 Oak Street Ice Cream Stand
Blooming Daisy Marketplace 5541 Chestnut Street: outdoor pop up market & artisan items
#1 Spot Liquor 5055 Highway N

Cottleville's St. Patrick's  Day Live Music Scene 
Bemo's:  Johnny Chase 1-5pm; Rough Riders 5-9pm 
The Babylon: Doors open 9am. D.J. 2pm - 11pm
Cottleville Wine Seller:  Boogie Chyld  2pm-4pm
Jo's Pub: Karaoke
Salty's Freshmex:  TBD
Exit 6 Brewery: TBD
Lulu's Bar & Grill: TBD
Plank Road Pizza:   Schlafly Beer Truck with Music &   Entertainment

You're Invited to the Alumni & Friends St. Patrick's Day Breakfast
Why:  It's fun! And, the St. Charles Community College Foundation is kicking off the Alumni Association. Please join us.
When:  9-11 a.m. Saturday, March 17.
Where:  SCC Student Center.
What:  Enjoy a delicious breakfast with all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage by Chris Cakes St. Louis. Take advantage of reserved parking in SCC's Green Parking Lot and shuttles that run from the college to the Cottleville St. Patrick's Day Parade .
Who:  The breakfast is open to the public and everyone is welcome: alumni, friends, family, employees, supporters and anyone who likes pancakes.
Tickets:  $10 per adult, $3 per child.
Questions:  Peggy Schnardthorst, 636-922-8278pschnardthorst@stchas.edu.