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Just a few of the many great costumes from the 2019 Philadelphia Emerald Society Fall Fling
in Wildwood Crest under the theme: "Superheroes and Villains"

Ems board member Jerry Rocks (R) and his son, Jon,
enjoying the 2019 St. Patrick's Day Parade

Musical chairs game underway at the
2019 post-parade family party

Cheri Harvey & Scott Streeter,
2019 post-parade family party

Jim & Pat Stewart
2019 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Parade

Jay Dooley & Kelly Veasey, 2018 post-parade family party

2018 Emerald Society pre-parade Beef-N-Beer

Ems making their way out the Parkway in
the 2016 Philadelphia St Patrick's Parade

Philadelphia Emerald Society President Harry Marnie 
tossed out the first pitch at 2013 Phillies "Irish Heritage Night" 

2013 Emerald Society Beer-N-Beer

 A mummified Billy Eible helped the kiddies enjoy 
the Ems 2012 post-parade family party

Ems President Harry Marnie on the Parkway for the 
2012 Saint Patrick's Day Parade

Kids enjoying the 2012 post-parade party
at the old FOP Lodge 5 on Spring Garden Street

Philadelphia Emerald Society President Harry Marnie (left) joins Philadelphia Lodge #5 FOP President John McNesby (right) on the Ben Franklin Parkway for the 2010 St. Patrick's Day Parade

DJ Jim Mulholland, dressed in his 'Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville' theme costume, dances it up with a Michael Jackson-masked Jamie Meehan at the 2009 Fall Fling
Led by their banner and leprechaun mascot, the Philadelphia Emerald Society steps off from 16th & JFK to begin marching in the 2009 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Parade

The legendary "Tollman Joe" Paul, 2010 Fall Fling (RIP)


The bartenders keep things flowing,
2007 post-parade festivities at the old FOP hall

 Jimmy 'The Sheriff' Stewart and wife Pat,
2007 post-parade family party

"The Naked Cowboy" (Marty Walsh) appears with a cow at the 2008 Fall Fling


Emeralds South - Florida chapter - 1990's:
Jack Lyons, Matthew Veasey, Tom Lyons

Emerald Society two most recent Presidents:
Harry Marnie & Matthew Veasey set for another St. Pat's Parade together, circa late-80's

Philadelphia Emerald Society officers,
mid-late 1980's

Philadelphia Emerald Society President Matthew Veasey
             is set for the 1984 Saint Pat's Parade
Superheroes and villains mingle at the 2019 Fall Fling theme party

DJ Jim Mulholland directs the fun at the 
2019 post-parade family party

Meghan Gavaghan and son Michael,
2019 post-parade family party

Philadelphia Emerald Society Vice-President Jim Hanratty (L) and
President Harry Marnie (R) wait for the start of the 2019 Saint Patrick's
Parade at 5th & Market Streets. Jim was selected for induction to the
Ring of Honor!

Emeralds wait for start of the 2019 St. Patrick's Parade

Matt & Mike Veasey, 2018 post-parade family party

Reznor Lloyd (C) and the kiddie crew hula-hooping
at the 2016 post-parade family party

Past-President Matthew Veasey (R) passed away in 2017.
Here shown at what would be his final
Philadelphia St. Patrick's Parade in March 2013
with son Matt Veasey (L) and great-granddaughter Elysia.

2013 Emerald Society Beef-N-Beer

Supergirl and Superboy made an appearance together 
at the 2012 Fall Fling costume bash

Brian McBride points his mummy bride Kate out to the kids 
as she good-naturedly helps out with the "limbo stick"

(L-R) Ems Sgt-at-Arms Tom Peters with granddaughter Brianna,
Matt Veasey and Jim Balmer pre-parade 2012

Banner Brigade at front of the Philadelphia Emerald Society marching group in the 2012 Saint Patrick's Parade

Matt Maguire and Jimmy 'Sheriff' Stewart won't let a little rain spoil their good times at the 2010 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Day Parade
Sean Meehan, Brian McBride, Joe Mullin enjoy tailgate gaming on Friday afternoon at start of 2009 Fall Fling
Diana Veasey, Jamie Meehan, Kate McBride, Jo Mullin,
2009 Beef-N-Beer
Emerald Society Pipes & Drums,
2009 St. Patrick's Parade

Ems Presidents Past & Present (L-R):
Jim Lennox, Bernie Quigley, Harry Marnie, Matthew Veasey,
2003 Banquet at Kings Caterers in Bristol, Pa

Al Kuchler, Harry Marnie, Matthew Veasey,
2003 Emerald Society Banquet

Emerald Society board member Jerry Rocks (L) with his father Ed and son Jon at the 1992 Philadelphia St. Patrick's Day Parade

Emeralds officers at the parade: late 1980's

Emerald Society officers - 1982

Emeralds President Matthew Veasey (L)
with Mr & Mrs Bill Meehan, mid-1980's

"The Shenanigator" was up to his shenanigans and became a crowd
favorite at the 2019 Wildwood Crest Fall Fling theme party

Al Kuchler grabs a bite to eat from the buffet,
2019 post-parade family party

Jim & Arlene Clegg with grandson Keith Harvey 
and granddaughter Danica Shaver, post-parade party 2019

2019 Post-Parade Party at the FOP

Jim Balmer & Jen Mullin, 2018 post-parade family party

2018 Emerald Society pre-parade Beef-N-Beer

A meeting of the minds at the 2016 Emerald Society Fall Fling

Philadelphia Emerald Society Pipes & Drums
2016 Philadelphia Saint Patrick's Parade

2014 Wildwood Crest Fall Fling (L-R):
Teri Ellis, Kim Peters, Kate McBride, Jamie Meehan

Ems President Harry Marnie following a long day
at the 2013 St. Patrick's Parade and family party

Thom Hoban is lit at the 2012 Fall Fling

The 2012 Fall Fling costume party attracted all
kinds of nuts, including these two peanuts

FOP Lodge 5 President John McNesby spotted hanging 
with a couple witches at the 2012 Fall Fling

The Emerald Society post-parade family party at the 
old FOP Lodge #5 Hall was always a big hit with the kids

VP Brian McBride (right) with dad Joe McBride (left)
and VP Jim Hanratty (center),
2012 Philly St. Patrick's Parade

Sergeant-at-Arms Steve Paul and wife Ann enjoy the 
2012 Philadelphia Emerald Society Beef-N-Beer

Elysia Bellina, granddaughter of Ems webmaster Matt Veasey and great-granddaughter of late Past-President Matthew Veasey shows off her Emerald Society regalia at the always popular family post-Parade party in March 2010
Mike Veasey and Sean Meehan enjoyed a great time at the
2009 Emerald Society Pre-Parade beef-n-beer party

Ems board members Jim Hanratty and Thom Hoban, enjoy the "First Tap" of the 24-hour kegs at the 2005 Fall Fling in Wildwood Crest NJ outside the old Hialeah Hotel 

1985 Philadelphia Emerald Society Banquet

Matthew Veasey & Jim McCallion help the
"banner brigade"
, mid-1980's

Emeralds President Matt Veasey on the street for the 
Philly Saint
Day Parade

Emeralds Society hoops team set to take
the basketball court in early-80's