Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Pottsville Cancels 2021 Saint Patrick's Day Parade; New Events Announced

On Tuesday, the City of Pottsville announced there would be no Saint Patrick's Day Parade this year, but also announced new events in it's place.

Like many other events, the parade won't happen in 2021 due to COVID-19, but the Mayor and City Recreation Committee, along with the Ancient Order of Hibernians JFK Div #2 of Pottsville collaborated and came up with several new events.

The events include:

  • Best "Wearing of the Green" Contest
    • Put on your best St. Patrick's Day Outfit and share a photo of how you plan to rock your best green attire while social distancing
  • Best St. Patrick's Day Home Contest
    • Take a photo of your home decked out in green.
  • Best St. Patrick's Day Pet Photo Contest
    • Make everyone smile by sharing a picture of your pet in their cutest, funniest St. Patrick's Day gear.
  • Irish Themed Scavenger Hunt
    • From March 1st to March 15th, find daily Irish themed clues and trivia questions on the City of Pottsville, Pottsville Recreation, and City of Pottsville's Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration Facebook Pages
  • Share Your Favorite Irish Stories and Sayings
    • Many have cherished stories that were shared by family and friends.  Submit stories to be shared on the City's website.  Stories can be submitted to AOH Pottsville@gmail.com
Any of the contests that involve submitting a photo, can email them to cityadministrator@city.pottsville.pa.us.

Prizes will be award to winning entries in each category.

Click on the photo below to learn more about each event and other information.

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