Sunday, March 12, 2023

Hejaz Shriners Show Up and Show Out – IN GREEN!

By Tonya Martin

St. Patrick's Day has been celebrated in Greenville in many different ways since 1918, starting with a parade of soldiers in training at Camp Sevier and continuing on through the years with festivals, concerts, theatrical performances and even bicycle races.  After a few years of restriction due to COVID, the City of Greenville was READY for a St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2023!

St. Patrick would have been proud to see Main Street from the West End to xxxx lined solid with folks cheering on the bagpipes, many floats and organizations participating in the parade.  Our Hejaz Shrine Temple showed up and showed OUT in an absolute SEA OF GREEN for a good city block!  What a burst of energy to see our clubs, units, ladies, and children of Hejaz make up over 100 participants in the parade and be the hit of the day!  Watching the crowd of an estimated six thousand people cheer, clap, sing and holler at the Hejaz Participants brought incredible awareness to our organization, our philanthropy and most importantly it drove home our own awareness.  We are family.  We have a mission.  We work TOGETHER to bring that mission to fruition!  AND we have FUN while we are doing it!

Ain’t NO JAZZ like HEJAZ!

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light;

May good luck pursue you each morning and night.

-An Irish Blessing

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you all for showing up BIG! We had a great day and we truly appreciate the support!! Mike "Jersey" Owens!!


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