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Posted on: March 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] St. Patrick's Day Flag Raising & Irish Jigs 3/16

Patricks Day

Join us Wednesday, March 16 beginning at 4:30 at Town Hall as we raise the Irish flag, do a little jig with our Irish step dancers and enjoy other festivities commemorating St. Patrick's Day! Special thanks to Goodman's Deli, Delicious Heights and Craft Bagel for helping us get this together quickly and for donating gift cards; we're so "lucky" to have them in our community! Everyone's favorite "Scream Truck" (ice cream) will be on site beginning at 4:30 pm for adults and kids, so come early!

Featured during this event:

  • Irish soda break "bakeoff" contest (See graphic below to enter!) Winners will receive gift cards to local favorite eateries.
  • Bag pipes performance by Governor Livingston student Brandon Lim 
  • Performances by Berkeley Heights dancers from the Marie Moore School of Irish Dance 
  • Scream Truck - $10 "Scream Sundaes!" A portion of profits will be donated to providing aid to our friends in the Ukraine through the Berkeley Heights Local PBA 144.
  • Father Matthew Dooley from Church of the Little Flower will give a blessing

Schedule of events is as follows:

  • 4:30-5:30 pm - Scream Truck arrives on site. CASH ONLY (exact change would be very helpful); sundaes will be $10. $3 out of the $10 will be collected by the Berkeley Heights PBA Local 144 to donate to the International Committee of the Red Cross for efforts in Ukraine. (Thank you, Scream Truck, for agreeing to throwing in an extra $1 per sundae donation!)
  • 4:30-4:45 pm - Soda bread bakers arrive and set up samples at tables for judges, event participants.
  • 5 pm - Remarks by Mayor Angie Devanney, followed by the flag raising to bag piper music.
  • Following the flag raising, Dr. Pat Smith of Berkeley Heights Business & Civic will make remarks and announce the winners of the soda bread baking competition.
  • Event will be closed out with our local Irish step dancers.

"The Berkeley Heights PBA Local 144 is grateful for another opportunity to help the people of Ukraine," said the Local PBA's State Delegate Pat Moran. Added PBA President Brian Nigro: "It pains all of us to witness the devastation facing the people of Ukraine every day. We are happy to help in any way we can." 



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