The community is invited to celebrate all things Irish on Friday, March 17, with Lewisburg’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day parade.
Parade participants will gather at Amy’s Market in downtown Lewisburg at 6 p.m. The parade will cross the parking lot to Hill and Holler where festivities will continue, including live, traditional Celtic music from Patrick O’Flaherty.
This year’s parade grand marshals are Paul and Mary Lindquist.
Mary Lindquist is a Lewisburg native and a graduate of the Greenbrier College for Women. As a mathematics educator, her career has covered everything from classroom teaching to serving on the International Mathematics and Science Committee on Student Assessment and Performance in the 1990s. Her husband, Paul, is an historic preservationist who currently serves on the Historic Landmarks Commission in Lewisburg and also the Preservation Alliance of West Virginia.
Paul and Mary Lindquist have made Lewisburg their permanent home since returning in 2004 to continue the restoration of Mary’s childhood home, Montwell. They donated five acres of their property toward the development of what is known today as Montwell Commons. They are both active members of the Greenbrier Historical Society.
At Hill and Holler, O’Flaherty will perform from 3-9 p.m.
O’Flaherty is also set to perform in the following local venues: March 10, Patina, Lewisburg, 3-7 p.m.; March 23, White Sulphur Springs Public Library, 6-7:30 p.m.; May 5, Patina, 5-8 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays in June at the West Virginia Rennaissance Festival in Lewisburg.
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