March is here! Our favorite spring month in the Irish Capital of Nebraska. This month, we will all celebrate our Irish heritage from March 17th through the 20th with our annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration. Our theme is "Irish Strong - Take Two." We are carrying over last year's theme with hopes of flawless days of sunshine, laughter and celebration of our strength gained over the past couple of years. See inside the newsletter (attached below) for a lineup of events that we have received information on so far.
We will kick things off on Wednesday, March 17th at 5:30pm at the corner of 4th and Douglas with the Irish Walk of Fame Induction Ceremony followed by the Painting of the World's Largest Shamrock. You will find a parade entry form inside (attached below) for the Grand Parade in downtown O'Neill at 1:00pm on Saturday, March 20th. Get your entry ideas going now and your entry form in before March 15th. Are you a fun runner or walker? The Rotary Club is sponsoring the Annual Shamrock Fun Run! If you entered in 2020, you are automatically entered for 2021. If not, go to www.allsportcentral.com and get registered.
We will be welcoming back Omaha Pipes and Drums to our St. Patrick's Day Celebration this year. They will be performing on the World's Largest Shamrock at 11:30am on Saturday. This group is so much fun to have in our community. They will also be going through the parade with their traditional Irish music. Be sure to come out and show them how much we appreciate their trip to the Irish Capital.
Get your Dodgeball teams put together! The tournament is going to be held on Friday, March 19th at 6:30pm at the Christ Connection Center, otherwise known as "The Old 38 Building." To get your team in the brackets, contact Lisa at 402-560-4337. There will be fun for all ages this evening with Minute To Win It games for the crowd and a halftime pick up game with 1st-6th graders with a parents signed waiver.
The Irish Walk of Fame is sponsoring the Window Decorating Contest again this year! Have your windows decorated and ready to be judged on Saturday, March 13th. First Prize is $200!
March 14th we get to "spring our clocks ahead" so we can have the sunshine a little later in the day for St. Pat's fun. Spring will arrive on the 21st.
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