Charlie Sheen named Grand Marshal of Wenatchee St. Paddy's parade
Monday, March 12, 2012View full version
WENATCHEE — Hollywood bad boy Charlie Sheen has been named grand marshal of Wenatchee’s 2012 St. Patrick’s Day parade.
But if he actually shows up, it’ll be the first time in the history of the quirky parade, which dates to 1981. Egypt’s embattled former president, Hosni Mubarak, was named grand marshal of last year’s parade. Former U.S. Vice-President Dick Cheney had the honor in 2006.
The parade will begin at the customary “7ish” Saturday evening, with Wenatchee Mayor Frank Kuntz, Wenatchee police and Apple Blossom royalty leading the way.
The Mission Street to Wenatchee Avenue route — one block along Orondo Avenue — has been called by organizers the “shortest St. Patrick’s Day route in the world.
Up to 30 entries are expected to march, according to a news release by Tom Irvin of the Wenatchee Downtown Kiwanis and David Herald, owner/partner of Sunny FM Radio.
Entry forms are available at the Wenatchee Downtown Association, 103 Palouse St. and at the Sunny FM office at 33 N. Chelan Ave.
It’s also possible to “just show up,” according to the news release. No motorcycles will be allowed in the parade nor candy-throwing to the public.
The parade’s brain trust, the “Royal Order of Hibernians,” has named CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and former presidential candidate Herman Cain as the event’s public relations director.
Allen Stanford, the Texas financier convicted of fraud, has been named finance director, and model Gisele Bundchen, wife of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, as communications director.
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