St. Patty’s Palooza Celebrates Life March 16, 2013

St. Patricks DaySt. Patrick's DayMarch 17th is St. Patrick’s Day and the celebrations begin with the St. Patty’s Palooza on Saturday, March 16, 2013. It’s a family friendly festival with plenty of fun for everyone.

Events at the St. Patty’s Palooza are completely free.

Activities include:

  • A petting zoo
  • 3 children’s inflatable activities
  • Live entertainment/bands
  • Local festive dancing groups
  • Face painting
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • Local food vendors
  • An “adult area” with a beer garden
  • Activities provided by 4 local radio stations (K95, Hot100.9, 103.7 The River, and Rock 96.5)
  • And of course, the head-shaving to benefit the St. Baldrick’s Foundation which funds childhood cancer research.

Since 2005, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation has raised more than $100 million in research grants to help find cures for childhood cancer and lessen the side effects of cancer treatment. The St. Baldrick’s Foundation raises money through relying on volunteer-event coordinators to host events in which participants sign up to shave their heads.

The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.

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