Larry Fuller will be the Grand Marshal of the 38th annual Sioux Falls St. Patrick's Day Parade on Saturday, March 18.

Fuller, 75, moved to Sioux Falls in 1977 to work for the Argus Leader. Although he moved to Hawaii with his wife Suzanne for his career, Sioux Falls was calling them both back to Sioux Falls for their retirement years in 2009.  Fuller has volunteered for numerous organizations such as leadership of Forward Sioux Falls, Downtown Development Corporation, Children’s Inn, and the Sioux Empire United Way.

Fuller’s Irish heritage is traced to his great-grandfather, James Carnahan who lived in northwestern Ohio and was descended from Irish folk from northern Ireland.

The Sioux Falls St. Patrick's day parade begins at Phillips Ave and 13th Street at 2:00 PM and ends at 5th Street. There is no entry fee to participate in the parade but each float or display is required to have an Irish theme and each participant over 16 must purchase and wear an official St. Patrick’s Day Parade button. The $3 button helps cover the costs of the parade and support Special Olympics South Dakota and Ronald McDonald House.

Buttons are available in advance at the Chamber of Commerce office, numerous businesses throughout the community and from Special Olympics and Ronald McDonald House volunteers.They can also be purchased the day of the parade at the start of the parade.


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