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Akron, Ohio

ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE IN DOWNTOWN AKRON MARCH 12 AT NOON

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City of Akron Press Release
Published: 03-09-2016

The Mark Heffernan Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, in association with the City of Akron, present the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 12. The parade will kick-off at Noon, beginning at Cedar Street and moving northbound on South Main Street to Bowery Street in downtown Akron.

This year’s parade participants include: Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan, Summit County Executive Russ Pry, University of Akron Head Football Coach, Terry Bowden, The West Side Irish Pipe and Drum Band, Operation = Flags of Freedom, Celtic National Ladies Drill Team,The Akron Rubber Ducks, Miss Akron and Miss Canton, Irish Step Dancers, andThe Akron Celtic Guards Hurling Club.

The schedule of events for the day include; 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Breakfast fundraiser supporting the local Hurling team, an Irish field sport (www.akronhurling.com), $8 adults, $4 children; Noon to 4 p.m.- Lunch at the Hibernians for $5 and up, menu includes Guinness Stew and Irish bread pudding; and 4:30 to 10 p.m. – Dinner at the Hibernians. Menu and prices will be posted that evening.

Live band music enthusiasts are encouraged to stop by after the parade to enjoy the sounds of the Shaffer Brothers, and Callahan and O’Connor. Admission is $5.

All events for the day will be held at the Ancient Order of Hibernians Mark Heffernan Division, 2000 Brown Street in Akron. A host of local Irish from the community, along with Ancient Order of Hibernians from national, state and local boards are expected to attend.

The Hibernians will host local Irish from the community including Ancient Order of Hibernians from national, state, and local boards as well as many additional attendees. Guests are encouraged to join this celebration of Irish culture and history.

For further information, contact:
Christine R. Curry
Director of Communications
166 S. High Street, Akron, Ohio 44308
www.akronohio.gov
Phone: 330-375-2209
E-mail: [email protected]

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