St. Patricks Celebrations Sweep the North
By Rick Coates
You dont have to go far to get your Irish on this coming week: St.
Patricks themed events will take place across the region. Here are some
of the highlights:
31st Annual Traverse City Ancient Order of Hibernians St. Patricks Parade
Saturday, March 12
The festivities kick off with pre-parade activities at North Peak Brewery
starting at noon with the announcement of the Irish Queen, Grand Marshall,
Irish Prince and Princesses and the Irish Lord Mayor.
The parade will commence at 1:30 p.m. with pre-staging starting at 1 p.m.
on North Hall Street. The parade route goes down Front Street to Pine to
State, Park and Front streets and ending on North Hall.
Post parade activities will include dancing and Irish music by the Wild
Sullys at North Peak Brewery starting at 2:30 p.m. All activities are open
to the public. Anyone interested in participating in the parade should
contact Hibernian president Todd McCall at 231-715-6265.