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St. Patrick’s Day celebration gearing up to be big success

The Tyrone Irish Heritage Committee is in the planning stages of this year’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration, and it looks like this year’s festivities will be even bigger and better than before.
Some plans in the making are Irish Flags throughout town, a balloon release kickoff, Luck of The Irish Parade, a Clover Leaf Merchants Sale, Sunday Spiritual Services in concert with many groups, Tyrone Community Partnership and Wesley UM Church Irish Stew Dinner with the Michael O’Brian Band, children’s readings at the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library, Blair County Genealogical Society display at the Tyrone History Museum, Daily Herald coloring contest and much more!
The Herald will be printing updated schedules and information of events for the St. Patrick’s Day celebration, which is scheduled for the second week in March.
For example, the kick off event to the fun and festivities will once again be the “Luck of the Irish Parade”.
On Tuesday, March 11, the Rotary Club of Tyrone will welcome community organizations, high school bands, local and state dignitaries, church groups, fire companies, individuals, businesses and anyone interested in participating in the parade.
If anyone is interested in participating, register by February 25 to the Rotary Club of Tyrone, P.O. Box 207, Tyrone, PA 16686.
Contact Terri Swann of the Rotary Club of Tyrone at 632-9523, Jennifer Bryan, Parade Chairperson, (h) 684-4306, (w) 949-7621 or Rose Black of the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce at 684-0736 for more information.
Also, the Wesley United Methodist Church and the Tyrone Community Partnership have teamed up to serve a special St. Patrick’s dinner on Thursday, March 13. The meal will be served at Wesley UM Church from 5 to 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are available at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office, G & P Dollar Stretcher, Alice’s Garden and the office at Wesley United Methodist Church.
And don’t forget, this year, the Tyrone Heritage Committee and The Tyrone Merchants Association is holding a “Little King and Queen” contest for children ages four to seven-years-old.
Those interested in competing in the contest must register at the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce office, Cowfer’s Custom Design or Gardners Candies Store.
One boy and one girl will be chosen as King and Queen for this year’s contest. The winners must be available to ride in the parade on Tuesday, March 11.
Anyone with questions concerning the contest may call Laurie Cowfer at 684-6025 or Kristin Barrett at 684-0857.
The Tyrone Irish Heritage Committee is a group of excited Tyronians who have come together to carry-on the annual tradition in Tyrone of honoring our own heritage and name.
The group is open to any citizen who is willing to offer ideas or time. You may do so through the Tyrone Area Chamber of Commerce email: rose@tyronechamber.com or phone 684-0736.