St. Patrick's Day Preparations

Friday, March 14th 2008, 4:51 pm
By: News On 6

St. Patrick's Day is rapidly approaching and brave volunteers are heading to local establishments to help. They are examining the ales, testing the dart boards, and testing the barstools.

They all want to be ready for the biggest day of the year for all Irish bars. So what's it like?

"Incredibly amazing and just packed, completely packed. There's a billion people in here, there's no room to stand, no room to sit, there's good bands playing, good beer on the draw," said Cynthia Fairchild.

"Shuffleboard, enjoyed the shuffle board thoroughly, good times," said Kreston Yates.

"Arnie's bar is awesome. It's just a good chill environment, it's pretty Irish; keeping it real," said Rachael Kirkland.

Over on Cherry Street you'll find Kilkenny's patrons cheering the Irish with traditional Irish food and beverages.

And over at Paddy's Irish Pub, you'd think they invented St. Patrick's Day! They have lots of green beer, lots of corned beef and cabbage, and a lot of friends, family, and fun.

By Margaret Stokes, anchor/reporter and Chris Howell, Video Journalist. Find more of their stories in our Web Exclusives section.