Delray Beach St. Patrick’s Day Parade Awards
The parade review stand and judging team is organized by the Palm Beach County Firefighters Retiree organization. This was our second year giving out awards and it was a tough decision as we had so many notable parade participants. We presented a total of 5 awards. The Awards include a Certificate, Ribbon, and a Flag (to be brought back in future years).
Adam Rosenthal Award
Palm Beach Twirling Coalition
Adam was a 16-year veteran of Delray Beach Police Department and was tragically killed in a car accident on his way to work in 2011. Adam was 39 years old. Award goes to the group that best exemplifies the Spirit of the Parade .
John Kennedy Award
The Bushel Stop
John was a 13-year veteran with the Delray Beach Police Department when he was shot and killed when he was ambushed as he sat in patrol car writing a report in 1974. John was 32 years old. Awarded to the Organization with an Outstanding Float .
Carey Tiersch Award
Somerset Academy Central Miramar
Carey was a Fire Safety Specialist with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue completing 38 years of service. Carey died of breast cancer in 2013. Awarded to Outstanding Music Unit .
Eric Patrie Award
Galway Fire Department
Eric was a Firefighter with Delray Beach Fire Rescue when he lost his battle with brain cancer in 2012. Eric was 27 years old. Awarded to Outstanding Marching Unit or Fraternal Organization.
Tim Monaghan Award
Eastern Long Island Police Pipes and Drums
Tim was a Firefighter with Palm Beach County Fire Rescue completing 28 years of service. Tim died of lung cancer in 2013. Awarded to the organization with an outstanding Irish Performance or Display.