Steve and Angela Faidley are the 2016 King and Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade


2016 Coronation of King and Queen Steve and Angela Faidley to be held March 18

Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade to take place March 20 

February 13, 2016 (Allentown, PA) The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee, Inc. announced today that Steve and Angela Faidley are the 2016 King and Queen of the 59th Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade. The Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade will be held March 20, 2016 and will depart the Allentown Fairgrounds at 2:00 pm.

2016 King & Queen of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Steve and Angela Faidley are originally from Vestal, NY but moved to the Lehigh Valley in 1986.  They went to high school together but never knew each other, but jobs at Red Lobster brought them together.  35 years of marriage, 4 children and 4 grandchildren later they continue to feel blessed.  Many in the Lehigh Valley know Angela as the owner of Out of Our Minds Art Studio in Macungie but she is also a valued member of the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Committee for the last 5 years, serving as our Poster Contest Chair and providing all the artwork for the Parade logo and the official Pub Crawl t-shirts.   Steve works full time for Wells Fargo as a Systems Support Consultant.

“It is a celebration of our heritage and an honor to be a part of just a wonderful weeklong event!  The biggest plus is that the St. Patrick’s Parade Committee has become an extended family. Not only are we able to celebrate our heritage together but we have become friends. There is nothing like walking into a room, a restaurant or event, were everyone greets you with a smile a wave and a warm hello. It is like coming home.” states Angela when asked what the Parade means to both of them and their family.

Steve and Angela will be crowned at the annual Coronation Celebration to be held March 18, 2016 at the Agricultural Hall Annex at the Allentown Fairgrounds.  A dinner will be held at 6:00 PM prior to the Coronation Celebration.  Dinner tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased in advance at or emailing  Children 12 and under are $5.  No dinner tickets will be available at the door.  The Coronation Celebration begins with doors opening at 7:30 and the Coronation taking place at 9 pm.  Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door and include a copy of the 2016 Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade Program Book, complimentary beverages and a door prize ticket.  The event is BYOB.  There is no cost for anyone under 21.  Former Parade King Joseph Mascari will be serving as Master of Ceremonies.  The Allentown Fairgrounds/Agricultural Hall Annex is located at 19th and Liberty Streets, Allentown, PA 18104.  For tickets to the Coronation Celebration email or go to

For more information about the Coronation Celebration, 59th Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade please contact Jennifer Eck at or call 610.462.3730 or go to

About the Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade

The first known St. Patrick’s Parade was held in Allentown in the late 1860’s.  Over a century later, in 1955, what we know as the modern day Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade was organized by business and political leaders through the St. Patrick’s Day Observance Society.  The Parade ran down Hamilton Streets to the Immaculate Conception Church on Ridge Avenue.  The Parade will celebrate its 59th Anniversary on March 18, 2016 departing from the Allentown Fairgrounds at 2:00 pm.  For more information or to participate in the 2016 Allentown St. Patrick’s Parade go to


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Jennifer Eck
Jennifer Eck, LLC