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MS. BLARNEY 2019
Taylor Lassi, 2019 Ms. Blarney Contest winner
Taylor Lassi is a driven, fun-loving, and fearless lassie.
Taylor is the current Ms. Blarney. A Princess the previous year, she has been helping raise money for the American Diabetes Association by organizing fundraising events and reaching out for donations throughout the year. Ms. Blarney visits Camp Needlepoint every year.
The MSPDA welcomes Taylor as the 2019 Ms. Blarney!
MS. BLARNEY 2018
Darci Wing, 2018 Ms. Blarney Contest winner
Darci Wing is a great mother, friend, and leader.
Darci is the 2018 Ms. Blarney. She and her princesses helped raise money for the American Diabetes Association by organizing fundraisers and reaching out for donations.
The MSPDA thanks Darci for all of the fabulous volunteering she has done on behalf of the community!
Ms. Blarney's princesses, who participate in the Ms. Blarney Contest, ride alongside Ms. Blarney in parades and help with fundraising for the MSPDA. Often seen wearing a sash, tiara, and plenty of green to show off their Irish pride.
A rough and tumble group of kindhearted lads who devote their time to assisting Ms. Blarney and her Princesses with whatever they may need, from transportation and escorting to laughing and sharing a pint.
Notable qualities are a positive disposition on life, kilt on at all times, and a mind toward Irish pride and charity.
If you are interested in joining the Kilt boys, contact CT at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Many thanks to our 2018 MSPDA Honorees for their wonderful representation!
Back, from left to right: Mike Sullivan, Molly Mulvehill, CT Douglass, Tony Kuczak, Sean ClerkinFront: Darci Wing
Congratulations to our 2019 Honorees, and thanks to our previous Honorees!
Visit Keegan's Irish Pub and see the dedication wall
to our Irish-Amercans of the year.
2019 CELEBRITY GRAND MARSHAL
In addition to be being a long-time reporter and anchor at Fox 9 News, Tim and his family have had a lasting relationship with the ADA's Camp Needlepoint for children affected by diabetes. Camp Needlepoint is one of the charities supported by the Minneapolis St. Patrick's Day Association. Both of Tim's and his wife Susan's daughters were diagnosed with T1D as children. Their oldest daughter, Madison, has attended Camp Needlepoint every summer since she was nine years old. Now in college, Madison returns each year to serve as a counselor to give children the same experience she had as a camper.
Additionally, St. Patrick's Day has a special meaning for Tim and Susan--it's their wedding anniversary. Susan's father traces his heritage back to Sligo. They chose to get married on St. Patrick's Day so they'd always have a big reason to celebrate. Participating in this year's parade will make it extra special.
2018 IRISH-AMERICAN FIREFIGHTER
2018 IRISH-AMERICAN PEACE OFFICER
Inspector Sullivan started with the Minneapolis Police Department in 1991. Over the past 27 years, he has served in many different and challenging roles and has been promoted to the rank of Inspector.Starting out as a patrol officer, he worked in the 3rd and 5th Precincts as a 911 responder and then as an investigator in the Organized Crime Unit.Promoted to sergeant, he worked as a Patrol Supervisor in the 1st Precinct and then as the MPD Range Master coordinating and developing all firearms training for the department.As a lieutenant he has been assigned as a sector lieutenant serving in the 3rd Precinct, the Supervisory Lieutenant of the Juvenile Division and the MPD Supervisor the FBI Safe Streets Task Force.He has commanded both the 3rd Precinct and 1st Precinct and has recently returned to the 3rd Precinct as the current Inspector. He is a graduate of Saint Mary’s University with a degree in Criminal Justice and is a graduate of both the Northwestern University School of Police Staff and Command and the Senior Management Institute for Police.
2018 IRISH-AMERICAN BUSINESS WOMAN
2018 IRISH-AMERICAN VETERAN
Clemeunt Tranumn Douglass IV, or as we know him, CT, joined the Marine Corps Reserve in 1997 eventually deploying to Al Anbar Province, Iraq in 2006 with the 4th Civil Affairs Group, one of many deployments he participated in throughout his military career. CT earned his MBA at the University of St. Thomas and currently works in Strategic Cyber Security Intelligence at Optum. His wife, Nicole Serie, is a successful realtor in Minneapolis, (if your looking for a realtor, do yourself a favor and call her); their daughter, Iona, was born in April.