Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade.

PHOTO BY – LISA ARNOLD PHOTOGRAPHY

2019 Coronation of King and Queen Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson to be held March 15.

Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade to take place March 17.

January 28, 2019 (Allentown, PA) The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. announced today that Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson are the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade. The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade will be held March 17, 2019 and will depart the Allentown Fairgrounds at 1:30 pm.
 

Phil and Kim Ferguson are thrilled and honored to have been selected as the King and Queen of 2019 Allentown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Phil’s parents, Patrick and Marian Ferguson, served as King and Queen in 1991, and Phil’s brother and sister-in-law, Sean and Wendy Ferguson, were King and Queen in 2010. Phil’s Irish roots run deep, and he has traveled to Ireland many times with Kim and family, but nothing compares to the last trip with his father in 2015 when they were able to connect with family in County Mayo.  There he learned of his family history going back to his great-great- grandfather. Phil, a member of both the AOH and Hogan’s Social Club, has been active on the Parade Committee since he was a teenager, and currently serves as Vice-President/Operations Director. Kim, also of Irish descent, was born in Bethlehem and raised in Nazareth. She is also an active Parade Committee volunteer who has not missed a parade in 18 years.

Phil and Kim are parishioners of St. John Fisher in Catasauqua.  When they married 8 years ago, Phil happily became stepfather to Kim’s wonderful children: Jessica and her husband Jeff Hudak are both teachers working towards their masters degrees. They currently reside in Quakertown with their silky terrier, Donatello. Nathan is a junior majoring in Finance with a Political Science Minor at Penn State University, University Park.  This summer he plans on working for UBS in NYC as an Incoming Investment Banking Summer Analyst.

Kim, a graduate of Nazareth High School, is the Office Manager at Ian D. Webb Insurance. Kim was a youth Cheerleading Coach and Treasurer for CYCA when Jessica was in school. Phil, a William Allen High School graduate, currently works at Kids Peace. He is a former route/sales manager for Stroehmann and Frito Lay. He coached CYAA and Connie Mack baseball for many years and served as Operations Director with the Allentown Flag Day Association and several military parades.

Phillip and Kimberly Ferguson will be crowned the 2019 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade at the Coronation Dinner and Celebration to be held Friday, March 15, at the Agricultural Hall Annex at the Allentown Fairgrounds. The Coronation Celebration begins at 7:30 with doors opening at 7:00 pm. The Coronation ceremony takes place at 8:30 pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and include a copy of the 2019 St. Patrick’s Parade Program Book, complimentary beer (sponsored by Banko Beverage), soda, and a door prize ticket. The event is BYOB. There is no cost for anyone under 21. The Allentown Fairgrounds/Agricultural Hall Annex is located at 19th and Liberty Streets, Allentown, PA 18104. For tickets to the Coronation Celebration go to www.allentownstpatricksparade.com.
 

Information and image provided to TVL by:
Lisa Ward Arnold
Design and Communications, Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc.