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One of the longest standing traditions at Eli’s, started by our beloved Rita Tierney in 1986, is providing Eli’s Irish Mint and Eli’s Cheesecake made with Bailey’s for the Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen’s Contest,

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Eli’s Maureen Schulman serves each year as one of the judges for the Queen’s Contest. With so many talented and qualified contestants, it is very hard to pick a winner. Above are five finalists who will serve as the Queen and her Court.

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The final two contestants—the Queen and the Runner-up.

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The winner is announced—Kerry Anne Brennan.

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The 2009 Queen, Julie Ann Popp. crowns Kerry Anne Brennan, the 2010 Chicago St. Patrick’s Day Parade Queen

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Serving as the Queen of the St. Patrick’s Parade Parade and a Member of Her Court  results in a very busy month of public and media appearances leading up to the Parade on Saturday, March 13th, 2010. We are delighted that the Queen and Her Court will be visiting Eli’s Cheesecake World on Thursday, March 11th and then will bring greetings to the students at our neighbor, the New Horizon Center for the Developmentally Disabled.

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Eli’s Maureen Schulman presents an Eli’s Cheesecake made with Bailey’s Irish Cream to the Queen and each member of her Court.