The Irish Are Back! Bellco Credit Union to Present Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Celebrate 60 Years of Shenanigans

DENVER – March 10, 2022 – The Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade Presented by Bellco Credit Union returns to downtown Denver for the first time since 2019. The parade celebrating 60 years of shenanigans begins at 9:30 a.m. this Sat., March 12.

In addition, Bellco Credit Union is celebrating its 16th year as presenting sponsor of the parade. Bellco serves the financial needs of more than 350,000 members across Colorado, and they prioritize local event sponsorships as an important way to give back to the community.

“Bellco takes pride in supporting the community through family-friendly events like the Denver St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which is a great opportunity to bring people together to celebrate the diversity of our city. We’re very excited to get our community back together for the live event in 2022,” said John Rivera, Bellco Chief Retail Officer. “We look forward to helping make it a great celebration and thank the parade organizers for their hard work in carrying on this beloved local tradition.”

The Grand Marshal of the 2022 parade will be Dr. David “Doc” Powell, a board member with DSPDP and an Irish American with dual citizenship. This year’s Queen Colleen will be Molly Casey. Casey is currently Colorado’s Miss Colorado All American Girl. She is a recent University of Denver grad, majoring in communication management. Casey’s family is from Cork, Ireland.

This year’s Little Shamrocks are Charlotte, 9, and Wyatt, 8. They were originally set to join 2020’s St. Patrick’s Day parade and are finally getting their chance to participate. Both are avid St. Patrick’s Day parade goers.

There are more than 175 entries in this year’s parade, with onlookers being able to vote on their favorite parade entry. The Denver South High School Drumline will the way for Bellco float with employees, their families and friends.

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About Bellco

Bellco is one of Colorado’s largest financial institutions, with more than $6 billion in assets and 26 branches in Colorado. Founded in 1936, Bellco offers a full range of financial products and services including home equity loans, auto loans and checking accounts. Today, Bellco has more than 350,000 members who benefit from the advantages of a credit union, including lower interest rates on loans, higher yields on savings and access to thousands of ATMs nationwide. Connect with Bellco on Facebook and Twitter. Bellco is federally insured by NCUA and is an Equal Housing Lender.

About the Parade

An estimated 400,000 people line the streets of the Mile High City to enjoy Irish culture. The parade
typically consists of more than 10,000 marchers and 200 entrants including pipe bands; step dancers;
floats; police, fire and emergency service agencies; military members; equestrians; charities; marching
bands; businesses and our city’s dignitaries. Read more about this long-standing Denver tradition here: