Crown Point… Mayor Uran’s Office of Special Events is planning the biggest event of the year on Saturday, March 17, 2013. The fifth annual nighttime St. Patrick’s Day Parade will commence; featuring emergency vehicles, lit entries, Band of Brothers Pipes and Drums, Lake County Pipes and Drums, Grand Marshall Mayor David D. F. Uran, the Junior Grand Marshall Event Logo Contest Winner and much more.
The celebration kicks off with the highly anticipated Carry-Out or Dine-In Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at the Crown Point Fire Rescue Department, 126 N. East St. from 1-6pm. The traditional dinner offers corned beef and cabbage paired with sweet carrots, red potatoes in a butter sauce, rye bread and dessert; soda or water.
The traditional dinner is $10.00 advance purchase at the Mayor’s Office of Special Events Office, 11065 Broadway, Suite F. Seniors will also receive a discounted price for their meal of $9, whether by advance purchase or at the door. A kid’s meal includes a hot dog, festive St. Patrick’s Day cookie; chips and soda or water for $4.00.
Advance purchase of meals may be made by credit card over the phone by calling the Parks Department at (219) 661-2271; minimal credit card fee. The advance purchase runs from February 18 until March 16. For more information on the Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner please contact the Crown Point Parks Department at 661-2271. Supplies are limited so get your tickets early!!!
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Advance Ticket Purchase continues now through March 16th.
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St. Baldrick’s Day Event Set
During the dinner, the small bay will serve as the registered St. Baldrick’s Day venue in Crown Point this year from 12-4pm. Each participant or “shavee” quests to raise the highest amount of funding possible for life-saving research; while shaving his or her head as a display of solidarity with kids who have cancer; most of whom do not get to choose how to style their hair today.
With the support of local stylists and barbers and the “shavees” courageous act, much needed funds will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancer and give survivors long healthy lives.
During the St. Patrick’s Day Parade the Crown Point St. Baldrick’s Committee will have a float accepting donations along the parade route sidelines.
Those interested in being a “shavee” or donating to the cause, can go to ww.stbaldricks.org and type in venue “Crown Point Fire Department” to be redirected to the registration page.
For more information on the St. Baldrick’s event, please contact volunteer event organizers Timothy A. Martin at (219) 306-1218, firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Parade News:
Celebration festivities begin on the historic Crown Point Courthouse Square at 3pm prior to the parade start at dusk. Vendors will be selling items on the South side of the Courthouse Square such as concessions, parade novelties, traditional Irish heritage items, jewelry, glow sticks and festive Irish themed items. The Vendor area will open at 3pm as well as entertainment.
The parade will commence during snow, rain or shine and stage at Solon Robinson School before it proceeds to Wells, then to Main Street, North and around the Historic Downtown Square to Court Street and out to Walnut.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner Advance Ticket available now through March 16th
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Traffic Notice: East Street from North to Clark St., in front of the Fire Station will be closed all day starting at 9am. Handicap parking will be available at the Clark Street entrance into the Police Department with proper identification. Togo orders can be picked up through the Clark Street entrance into the PD as well.
Due to increased traffic, the intersections of South & Main, a portion of Wells Street, and Court & South Street will be closed for a short duration during the parade for safety concerns.
The downtown square closes at 12 noon to through traffic. No parking will be permitted around the square. The vendor area opens at 3pm as well as the entertainment on the square will begin.
In addition to the lighted night parade, the downtown area will be decked in green, creative window displays and an event logo contest will highlight the celebration. The Window Decorating Contest Winner will be announced at 6:45pm. Parade begins shortly after at Dusk.
For more information on the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration and Parade, please contact the Mayor’s Office of Special Events at (219) 662-3290.