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'Find Your Charm in Crosslake' at St. Patrick's Day celebration

The 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration kicked off Friday, March 7, in Crosslake with the Ms. Blarney and Mr. Malarkey Pageant at Manhattan's at Manhattan Beach Lodge, and St. Urho's Day Grasshopper Hop on Saturday, March 8, throughout Crosslake.

Alex Schreiner of St. Louis Park is Mr. Malarkey and Bridget Bool of Watertown is Ms. Blarney.

The parade, a 5K race and other day-long events are on tap Saturday, March 15.

Following is a schedule of events:

Thursday, March 13

9 a.m.: First of three daily Pot ‘O Gold Treasure Hunt clues will be released at 9 a.m. at Chamber member businesses. Find the treasure and win $100 Chamber bucks plus a prize basket of goods from area merchants.

Saturday, March 15

7:30-11:30 a.m.: Crosslake Firefighters Pancake Breakfast with kids coloring activity and beads for kids at Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Sunrise-11 a.m.: RE/MAX hot air balloon tether rides, weather permitting. Visit for location.

9:30 a.m.: The Clover Dash 5K beginning and ending at Crosslake Town Square. Online registration is at Race day registration begins at 7:45 a.m.

9:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Maucieri’s Food & Beverage Cart featuring beer and bar, corned beef and hot dogs at Crosslake Town Square.

11 a.m.-3 p.m.: Crosslake Ace Hardware post race and parade celebration with Maucieri’s warming tent and bar. Brats, hot dogs, coffee and cocoa will be sold with proceeds going to the Crosslake Food Shelf.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Pre-parade at Crosslake Town Square. Parade lineup begins at noon at Swann Drive and Allen Avenue.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Edina Realty Foundation third annual costume contest with Prairie Bay’s SideDish Food Truck and prizes for adults and children.

11 a.m.-2 p.m.: Free peanut pub at Savvy Mercantile.

11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Parade participant shuttle service offering free transportation from C&C Boat Works parking area to parade lineup in Crosslake Town Square (for parade participants only).

Noon-4 p.m.: Taco in a bag and 50/50 split raffle at Crosslake Lutheran Church.

Noon: Dark-giant beer pong on the lake at The Bourbon Room.

2 p.m.: 40th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

3-5 p.m.: DJ Music at Manhattan Beach Lodge.

4 p.m.-close: DJ’s Chad & JP at Moonlite Bay Family Restaurant & Bar.

4 p.m.-1 a.m.: Live music featuring MoeDell at 4 p.m. and Paisley Road at 9 p.m. at The Bourbon Room.

4 p.m.-close: Live music featuring The S.T.A.R.T. Band, Squeezers and the Geezers and The Danver Patients at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro.

4-8 p.m.: Live music featuring Lisa Wenger & Friends at The Wharf.

8 p.m.-close: DJ music at The Wharf.

5-8 p.m.: Live music featuring Decade 7 at Manhattan Beach Lodge.

8 p.m.-close: DJ Music at Manhattan Beach Lodge.

Saturday, March 22

6 p.m.: St. Pat’s Raffle Ticket Drawing party at Maucieri’s Italian Bistro.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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