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FM 1960 St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Written on January 12, 2017

FM 1960 St Patricks Day Parade 2017

Sunday March 12, 2017


The FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade Committee is proud to announce that the Grand Marshal for the 2017 Parade is Scott McClelland.

Scott is the President of H-E-B’s Houston Division and is the local face of H-E-B, starring in TV commercials along with JJ Watt, Craig Biggio, and other local notables.

Scott McClelland is also the face of H-E-B in the community, serving on numerous local boards including the Greater Houston Partnership where he serves on the Executive Board and also chairs the Education Advisory Committee.  Scott is the former board chair of the Houston Food Bank and headed its $56 million capital campaign to fund the construction of the largest food bank warehouse in the United States. Scott spearheaded Houston Super Bowl of Caring Food Drive, which is now the largest in the state and collects over two million pounds of food for Houston’s hungry every year. In addition, he sits on the boards of Memorial Hermann Hospitals, Early Matters, and Brighter Bites.

Now, McClelland is lending his support and that of the Houston Division of H-E-B to the Annual FM 1960 Parade which provides tuition assistance to EMTs and Paramedics of the future.

McClelland said, “Being Irish myself, I love St. Patrick’s Day. So whether you’re Irish or want to be Irish for a just a day, come out to the annual FM 1960 Parade on Sunday, March 12th and let’s get our green on!”

Parade Committee Chairman Jeff Doran said, “We could not be more pleased that Scott has accepted our invitation to serve as Grand Marshal. Scott and the folks of the Houston Division of H-E-B are very community minded and have always been huge supporters of Cypress Creek EMS and the 1960 Parade.”

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1960 Parade Makes Top Ten List

On a list of Top Ten Places to Celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, the Annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Parade checks in at number ten along with that other Houston area Parade. (Folks that attend both have told us our crowds are bigger, although that’s an informal and unofficial estimate)

The Top Ten List comes from a website called Savvy Cities which lists cool things to do in cities all across the country. Read more about it,

  • Houston Texas — The annual FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade The annual draws crowds of 80,000 to 150,000 or more along the three mile parade route. This make’s the FM 1960 parade one of the largest community events in the North Houston area, and it’s the 1960 area’s only community-wide celebration all year long. Parade Route: East starting at Champion Forest Drive and ending at Kuykendahl (North Houston area). Compliments of the savvycities.com/st-patricks-day-celebrations-usa/