Emily Sjodin and Jory Carlson were last year’s winners of the Annual Miss Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Contest. Following a series of questions from emcee Tess Taylor and a “minute to win it” challenge, the pair was awarded with prizes worth over $600 each, plus a ride in the 38th annual Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade. - photo by Paul Boblett
Ms. Blarney & Mr. Malarkey Contests Kick Off Crosslake St. Patrick’s Celebration
Web posted February 26, 2013
Plan to shake your shamrocks this March during the 39th annual Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration, hosted by the Brainerd Lakes Chamber.
St. Patrick’s festivities officially kick off two weeks before the holiday at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 2, with the Ms. Blarney and Mr. Malarkey contests at Manhattan’s at Manhattan Beach Lodge. This 21-and-older event offers a $600 prize package for each winner, and all contestants will receive a $20 gift certificate to Manhattan’s.
Raffle tickets go on sale March 2 throughout the community, including at the Chamber office in Crosslake. Receive a free 2013 Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day blinkie button with each $5 raffle ticket purchased and you’ll find your Irish eyes smiling. Wear the blinkie button to cash in on great discounts and deals throughout Crosslake. Raffle prize winners will be announced March 17 during the St. Patrick’s Day Raffle Party at Manhattan Beach Lodge hosted by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Crosslake Clinic.
The main attraction of the month-long celebration is the St. Patrick’s Day Parade at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 16, in Crosslake. The parade, sponsored by Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Crosslake Clinic, begins in Crosslake’s Town Square and winds its way to County Road 3 before heading north on Route 66.
For a complete list of all Crosslake St. Patrick’s Day Parade events, sponsors and for a map of the parade route, visit www.crosslake.com.
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