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“St Paddy’s Day” Savannah, GA style

We are now in the home stretch toward St Paddy’s day here in Savannah, Georgia. Friday, March 11th at noon we had the greening of the Forsyth Park fountain in downtown historic Savannah.  Many of the smaller fountains in the squares were also dyed green. Saturday March 12th we delighted in the Tara Feis Festival in Emmet Park on Bay Street.  It was all about family and Irish tradition for Tara Feis gathering.  Yesterday Sunday March 13th a special service, Celtic Cross  Ceremony, was held in St John the Baptist Catholic Cathedral then stately  marched to the Morris Center.  

 Today, looking across Greene Square, I am seeing the orange, white and green decorations being hung house after house, business after business here in downtown Savannah, GA. We are starting our decorations today with special surprises for our guests at the Green Palm Inn, Bed and breakfast. Everyone readying for the event of the spring season.  

Wednesday, March 16th, we have the Jasper Green ceremony in Madison Square. This exclusive ceremony remembers a Revolutionary War hero: Sgt. William Jasper. The event also honors all military servicemen and women  with special recognition to those of Irish descent.  

 Thurday, March 17th,  begins with Saint Patrick’s Day Mass held at the Cathedral of St. John the at Baptist 8:00 a.m. It will conclude with the Parade kickoff at 10:15AM. The parade begins at the corner of Gwinnett and Abercorn, and makes its way north on Abercorn to Broughton, where it turns east to East Broad Street. The parade turns north on E. Broad and then heads west on Bay, past City Hall, where it takes a left on Bull Street, ending at Harris Street. Come see who you may know marching in our parade. 

 Next,  March 18th sees the First Annual Firefighters Ball at the Morris Center.

Last, but certainly not least,  March 19th is the Shamrock Scramble, a city wide scavanger hunt from 2-5pm at Blowin’ Smoke. This event is a fundraiser for the Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia Affiliate and the Young Survival Coalition….100% of net profits will go to these worthy organizations.This is part…tour, pub crawl, race, and all FUN!  This is going to be one party NOT to miss!

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