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  • Every year, a special Chicagoland woman is chosen as the ST Patrick's Day parade queen.

  • And this year, our selection is Aaron Mulcahy.

  • She's participated in the contest for the past eight years, and now it is her big moment to shine.

  • So Aaron is joining us now with a preview on Saturdays.

  • Big ST Patrick's Day parade.

  • I don't know if we about now we're already seated.

  • So I did We bow if we kiss the ring.

  • But we do say a big Thank you so much.

  • I'm so excited to be here.

  • It's It's gonna be such a wonderful experience to be queen this year.

  • Oh, the last five years, I was in court.

  • And so it's such a great honor to represent plumbers Local 1 30 this year in the parade.

  • So I'm very excited.

  • So Okay, So tell us.

  • Because you did say you were on the court for five years.

  • Last year's queen I know she came into It was Lauren Cory, right?

  • Lauren came into Amazing.

  • Now Lauren Nielsen.

  • I was actually a bridesmaid in her wedding.

  • This s o.

  • This experience has been so much fun.

  • I've met a lot of great girlfriends and made a lot of really long lasting relationships that spent a lot of fun.

  • How do you become it like, what's the process?

  • Because you said you started like when you were 18.

  • I'm sure there's a lot of people out there like, Hey, I want to be the Queen like me for ST Patrick's Day.

  • But okay, yeah, so is ages 18 to 28.

  • Uh, any young lady of Irish ancestry never married.

  • And then there's a contest held.

  • Yeah, sorry, we can.

  • And then there's a contest held a plumber's hall because those are the folks that actually put on the parade the last 61 years on.

  • They're also the ones that died the river green, which is really great.

  • Really fun.

  • Yeah, And then it's just a wonderful, fun filled day with family and friends and representing the mole Katie clan.

  • The serum Very excited.

  • So how does the Mulcahy?

  • Because I know when we talked to Lauren, like it meant so much to the family to be able to be the same Patrick's Day parade queen.

  • What does it mean to your?

  • Although that's a beautiful picture, we're missing my one other brother my brother Ryan, too.

  • I have a 23 year old brother who is actually in the Marines, and then he's in, but pipefitters?

  • Apprenticeship.

  • So it was a wonderful day.

  • It really means a lot where families, especially since the last five years, we've all been doing it together, so to represent them.

  • And I have my mom and everything.

  • It's just it's really great, and I'm really proud.

  • So she just called and hit up like every part.

  • I mean, she has to be on the phone.

  • They have to be cutting out articles.

  • Loves it.

  • We've got some memory books and just be able to show my kids and my grandkids hopefully.

  • So, yeah, so I retire.

  • It is very important to our family's kind of things.

  • Did you have, like, we saw you guys?

  • I was very beetle last your worker across the street?

  • Like, what kind of things do you have to do in order to get into the court like water?

  • That contest or what?

  • Yeah, so that picture is really funny.

  • We actually stop traffic right over by the times and centers.

  • So that was a lot of fun, but so the court members basically comes everything that I go to, they're gonna be in Mercedes convertibles in the print.

  • So there's four girls we have.

  • Four new girls have never been on it this year.

  • And, uh, they're really great representation of the Irish community.

  • And plumbers look, 1 30 a swell.

  • So you get the carriage.

  • They got a camera here, too.

  • I'm so excited.

  • I'm gonna have to My little cousins, Madison and Lily and the carriage with me and then my mom and my godmother.

  • So really is a family affair.

  • And to be able to have all of them with me, it's gonna be real.

  • Mona's mom balling the entire tub.

  • Would you have to be out of control?

  • They have to take me out of that carrot bill to control myself.

  • I know.

  • I know.

  • She's very proud on.

  • And then something also really special is, um, the anniversary of the Easter rising.

  • The 100 year anniversary for the Irish American Independence.

  • So So you're celebrating that this year, And that's one of the great themes this year.

  • So Yeah.

  • Great.

  • So I have a quick question.

  • What other?

  • What odd places do you wear your crown because, like like me.

  • Maybe in my mind, I would wear it while I'm watching TV.

  • Yes, absolutely.

  • So the day I won, I'm pretty sure I fell asleep with the sash on on the ground.

  • So I was just too excited to take it off.

  • And so it was It was really fun.

  • And every time I put the cape on and put the sash on, it's just surreal.

  • I just I just feel it's such an honor to be able to represent my community.

  • So you get advice to from other parade queens.

  • Obviously, you're good friends with Lauren.

  • But before that, you like, did you get some advice?

  • It gets passed down?

  • Yes.

  • So the last five years, I've been on courts with, um, the last consecutive five queen.

  • So all of them have become really close with me and very close with their families.

  • And I think they were all just really excited for me to join the club of such a established women.

  • And I learned so much from them at 19.

  • It was better than any internship I could have had over being involved with parades.

  • Yeah, s so sweet.

  • That seems very well deserving.

  • We showed your family the best.

  • Enjoy every second of it.

  • Thank you.

  • Saw Mac this practice always at this.

  • What is it now?

  • The ST Patrick's Day Parade kicks up a noon Saturday at Columbus and Balbo do not miss this.

  • The weather should be really nice to you.

  • Could log on to Chicago ST Pat's parade dot com for more information.

  • And of course, we've to our Brandon Queen.

  • Aaron.

  • Thanks so much for having me for company.

Every year, a special Chicagoland woman is chosen as the ST Patrick's Day parade queen.

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