PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — In advance of St. Patrick’s Day, a celebration of Irish heritage will take place in Malvern on Sunday. And it’s alcohol free.
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“Being Irish does not mean that you are a drunk. That can be, of course, very offensive to the Irish,” said Katherine Ball-Weir, Chair of Sober Saint Patrick’s Day Philadelphia, an alcohol-free family-friendly event celebrating Irish culture. “It is a party that has the best in Irish music and dance and the culture of Ireland, without the overindulgence of Saint Patrick’s Day and the Irish.”READ MORE: Encampment Outside University City Townhomes Refuses To Budge, Despite Court Order Demanding Them To Move Out
Sober St. Patrick’s Day will be held Sunday, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at The High Point at St. Peter’s Church.MORE NEWS: 3 Women Shot In Brewerytown Were Targeted Due To Instagram Post: Philadelphia Police
More information can be found at the Sober St. Patrick’s Day website.