Updated at 12 p.m. with comments from Dogtown Business Merchants Association.
Thinking of bringing your cooler to the St. Patrick's Day parade in Dogtown this year? Don't.
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Clayton-Tamm Neighborhood Association, and the Dogtown Business Merchants Association announced today an outright ban on coolers being brought into the annual event. It's the first time such a ban has been implemented in the parade's 29-year history.
A parade will be held in downtown St. Louis on Saturday honoring the men and women that served in Iraq.
The idea for the parade was started by two St. Charles men, Craig Schneider and Tom Applebaum. They approached the veterans group, The Mission Continues, with the idea and they agreed to partner with them to make the parade happen.