The 2016 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 12th. The parade committee announced today the official logo for the 60th Annual Parade and the ties to the 2016 Grand Marshals.
For the 2016 Saint Patrick’s Day Parade the Grand Marshals are husband and wife William “Bill” and Karen Cardinal. The husband and wife team own two IHOP Restaurant franchises, in Middletown, RI and Dartmouth, MA.
The Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade yearly button designs try to incorporate the vocation or interests of their Grand Marshal.
This year’s button makes use of a number of symbols important to them. The unique blue border represents the IHOP Restaurants (International House of Pancakes) color for which both are proud franchise owners.
The green, white, and orange represents the National flag of Ireland and their Irish roots. The cardinal, well you can guess. It is a play on words representing their surname – Cardinal. The shamrock that the cardinal carries in its beak represents the Holy Trinity and the many hours both of the Cardinals spend at their Parish Church (Saint Barnabus) and in supporting catholic education on the Island.
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