The Downtown Racine Corporation has named Joey LeGath Grand Marshal of the city's 2009 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Joining him as he leads this year’s parade will be an entourage of family members, friends and customers clad in green attire.
A long-time member of the Downtown Racine Corporation and supporter of Downtown Racine, LeGath owns a number of local taverns including Joey’s on 6th; Joey’s on Lathrop; Joey’s on Taylor and Joey’s on Douglas.
“I was quite surprised – but very honored to be selected to lead the parade,” said LeGath, who credits his mother for his Irish blood and roots.
In addition to leading the parade on Saturday, March 14, LeGath will be the Master of Ceremonies for the activities that will be held at Monument Square following the parade.