St. Patrick’s Day events lined up

St. Patrick’s Day events lined up

Posted: Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:02 pm

Although it may be considered one of the shortest parades in the history of parades held in Martin, it is still the first of its kind for Weakley County and the entire community is asked to be a part of an event geared just for fun.
There are no entry fees to participate in the first-ever St. Patrick’s Day Parade planned for Saturday in Martin. The event is hosted by Historic Downtown Martin.
Participants of all shapes and sizes are welcome to walk down South Lindell Street from Southern Milling to the C.E. Weldon Public Library that day. Bicycles, wagons, walkers and vehicles are welcome.
Staging is at 3:30 p.m. at Southern Milling. The parade begins at 4 p.m. Saturday.
To keep with the Irish tradition, the entire day will be celebrated with special menus of Irish foods at the Opera House and Looking Glass in downtown Martin.
There will be special sales taking place throughout the county that day in an effort to keep community members “shopping local.”
In Martin, fliers will be offered to shoppers listing items from shops downtown. Shopping in the locations will offer not just discounts, but everyone will be entered into a drawing for a gift basket filled with goodies from participating businesses.
In the county, shoppers will be on a quest to chase the leprechaun and earn special prizes by helping to support United Way and the 13 non-profit agencies served in Weakley County through the charity. Details of the event can be found on Page 9.
After shopping, eating and parading that day, the entertainment district in downtown Martin will kick off its 4th annual Pub Crawl.
There will be live music, give-away promotions and plenty of green beverages beginning at 5 p.m. that day at various locations in downtown Martin.
If a person can’t make it to Dublin to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Weakley County is sure to offer one of the next best things. 

WCP 3.13.12

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