Here are links to sites that provide information about Naples / SW Florida and some activities I'm directly involved in.
City of Naples Website: http://www.naplesgov.com/
I am a proud member of the SW Florida Sons & Daughters of Erin; based on Marco Island. Please email our great leader; Kathleen, for questions or information on joining / helping out in some way: SDofErin@aol.com
Here is a link to "Celtic Spirit" School of Irish Dance based in Naples & Marco Island here in SW Florida: http://celticspiritschool.com/ Check it out, and get to see the continuation of Traditional Irish Step Dancing; which is an important part of Irish Culture & Art.
I am also proud to be a Board Member of The Naples St Patrick Foundation, which amongst a number of fundraising / educational events also organizes the annual Naples St Patrick’s Day Parade; which is now the largest privately-funded Parade in Florida; attracting 40,000 to 50,000 people each St Patrick’s Day Parade; to celebrate Irish heritage and Irish culture in America.
As with all the Foundation Board Members; we are very happy to volunteer our time.
We provide grants to qualifying High School Kids, and support Music Programs for High School Bands. This year we provided over $45,000 in Scholarships and Grants to High School Music Programs & to High School Kids here in SW Florida.
As you know, everyone is Irish on St Patrick's Day :)
Check out some information on the Naples St Patrick Foundation; a 501 (c) 3, non profit; who puts on the Naples St Patrick's Day Parade, which in 2017 will be held on March ; commencing at 11.00 on 3rd St South
Earlier in the morning is the traditional flag raising ceremony which is held each year at Crayton Cove.
Info for both events is here:
Please make donations which are tax deductible, and please support the Parade, which is the largest 100% privately funded parade in Florida, and it is truly a day not to miss in Southwest Florida!
If you have not been to the parade; please come next time; come and join in the fun. (Please click below for more info:)
Please let me know if you would like to help; to Volunteer, or Advertise or Participate in the next Naples St Patrick's Day Parade.