lcherald.com: March 17th “Tom Sweeney Day”

NewsFebruary 07 2018

March 17th “Tom Sweeney Day”

Posted by Lucy

   This year the Blarney Commission will dedicate this year’s St. Pat’s Celebration as “Tom Sweeney Day.”  We honor this great Irishman not only because he was so well-liked by everyone, but because he was one of the founders of the Presho St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  He helped organize that first parade that took place in the middle o’ the night in 1983.  As one of the original Blarney Commission members, he helped organize the annual benefit, raising money for the needy in the community, not to mention securing a chip o’ the Blarney Stone from Ireland!  
   We honor this man o’ the Great Sweeney Clan with the 36th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, which will include the St. Pat’s rummage sale, shamrock shuffle fun run, parade with a float competition, two live bands, Irish food and drink, Presho’s only pipe band, kissing o’ the Blarney Stone and much more!

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