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Murray is grand marshal of St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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Tom Murray, CEO of the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority, will be grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Charlotte.

Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority CEO Tom Murray will be grand marshal of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Charlotte, event organizers say.

The parade will take place March 15 in Charlotte’s uptown and will be accompanied by the annual Charlotte Goes Green/St. Patrick’s Day Festival.

Even organizers also are accepting entries for the parade and volunteers for the parade and festival.

Murray heads a 200-employee organization that handles marketing and new business development programs, along with management of Time Warner Cable Arena, the Charlotte Convention Center and more.

The parade will begin at 11 a.m. and follow a route down Tryon Street, East Third Street and Caldwell Street. It will feature floats, three pipe and drum bands, other music groups, leprechauns and plenty of creative marching groups.

The festival is scheduled from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on South Tryon Street from Third Street to Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. There is no admission charge, and attractions include live music, Irish dancing, and food and beverage vendors.

To enter the parade or volunteer, check the website at www.charlottestpatsday.com.

Lyttle: 704-358-6107; Twitter: @slyttle
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