Dublin Honors Ukraine; Additional Info Re Celebrations Next Week
On the somber side of things, the City has lit our iconic pedestrian and bike bridge, the Link with the colors of the flag of Ukraine.
The City has posted on its website: "From every corner of our community, we support our Ukrainian residents, neighbors and the country of Ukraine. The City of Dublin does not tolerate hate." I am sure you all join me in feeling proud of our City leadership for taking this action. I'm sending it to our family and friends. Have a drive-by, with a moment of prayer and reflection.
On the lighter side, I've been asked to let you know about the Dublin Lions Club's annual event that has long been part of the City's St. Patrick's Day celebration:: "The pancake breakfast precedes the St. Patrick’s day parade from 7:30 to 11. We have been doing this for over 40 years and it is our biggest fund raiser. Includes a raffle of many items donated by Dublin merchants, plus a silent auction. Pancakes, sausage, milk, coffee, and juice. Biggest beneficiary of this fund raiser has been the Dublin food pantry lately.". Check the City website for details.
Also, those of you here for years will remember tented areas with live Irish music, stepdancers and festive foods following the parade sponsored by the City and then by civic organizations, This year, Fado's Pub in Bridge Park, will provide three days of festivities, some with no cover charge even, on March 11, 12 and 17. See their website for the details: https://www.fadopubandkitchen.com/st-patricks-day/