South Boston is a place where March becomes a month-long celebration with something for just about everyone to enjoy. St. Patrick’s Day is paired with Evacuation Day and our community is fortunate enough to have some truly dedicated volunteers, who put a lot of time, effort and creativity into setting up an impressive schedule of events sure to bring smiles to people of every age group.
But what brings smiles to those who do all the work putting everything together is seeing the crowds turn out to enjoy it all. We have the banquets, the breakfasts, the youth sporting events like the Boxing Show, Miss Ice O Rama, the Bowl O Rama, the Free Throw Competition and many other athletic activities for the kids. There is the Senior Salute, The big Road Race and the Religious Ceremonies such as the Memorial Mass. The Patriotic Memorial Exercises are always a hit and of course the big parade itself, the second largest St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the world.
There are all of these and more going on for the next two weeks. The hard working members of the South Boston Citizens Association and the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council and our other veterans posts, and of course our elected officials, give it their all with the collective goal of making South Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day/Evacuation Day celebration an epic event for all, whether you are longtime residents, new arrivals or visitors. These great volunteers deserve very special praise.