Business owner will lead St. Patrick's Day parade in Springfield

Terry Bloodworth
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - Terry Bloodworth, owner and resident artist of Springfield Hot Glass, will serve as the 37th annual Springfield St. Patrick’s Day Parade grand marshal. Bloodworth has a long history as a respected artist in our community, and he has been an outstanding supporter of the parade for many years.

Bloodworth has deep Irish roots through his wife, Julie, and is a lifelong patron of Irish music and literature. He considers being chosen grand marshal as a great honor and wishes everyone, whether Irish by blood or Irish by soul, a happy St. Patrick’s Day.

This year's parade and celebration will be Saturday, March 18.

Registration is easy, free, and open to everyone! Visit to participate. Parade judges will vote on the "best of" in several categories and award prizes to the top entries.

The Springfield St. Patrick's Day Parade offers a full day of fun, with food booths and vendors, an Irish Pet Contest, and a lively and entertaining parade through Springfield's Center City. All donations are tax-deductible.