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St Patricks Day frolic in Columbia on Saturday
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COLUMBIA - The Jack Douglass Saloon in Columbia State Historic Park hosts its traditional St. Patrick’s Day celebration, free to the public, Saturday, March 17.

The festivities begin at 5 p.m. with a St. Paddy’s Day Stroll through the streets of Columbia accompanied by marching fiddlers, pipers and drummers. Then at 6 p.m. dinner is served, corned beef and cabbage with all the trimmings, for $8 a plate. Musical entertainment is provided by Faux Renwah and Friends, throughout the evening, ‘til the leprechauns come home.

Also known as the Stage Driver’s Retreat, the Jack Douglass Saloon is in the middle of Columbia, just a few doors down from the Wells Fargo office where the stagecoach stops for passengers. Farther up the block you’ll find the candy kitchen, blacksmith shop, museum and various shops, restaurants and bakeries.

The Faux Renwah band is Cactus Bob Cole, Prairie Flower (Chris Stevenson) and Michael P. Kennedy, playing the traditional instruments, fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and stand-up bass, along with Irish pennywhistle and bodhran drum.

Get to town early to enjoy the historic atmosphere, pan some gold and get a good seat to enjoy the action at the Jack Douglass Saloon. Call (209) 533-4176 for more information.