March 19, 2011
203 South 13th Street – PO Box 606
618.684.6421 or 800.406.8774
9:00a.m. 24th ANNUAL 5K WALK/RUN
We invite you to participate in the Murphysboro St. Patrick’s Day 5K Walk/Run. The race will start at 9:00a.m. The starting point will be at 17th Street and Walnut and the race will conclude on Spruce Street. Pre-registration fee is $15, ($10 for River to River Runners), fee after March 11th is $20. Pre-registration ends March 11th. Entry forms available at the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by The First Bank & Trust Company of Murphysboro.
9:00a.m. ANNUAL IRISH STEW COOKOFF
The Cook-Off begins at 9:00a.m. at 17th Street Bar & Grill Warehouse. All entries need to be inside the 17th St. Warehouse by 2:00p.m. Blind judging begins at 2:30p.m. Awards will be presented upon completion of the judging to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Winnersand the Best Outside Booth. Sponsored by AmerenCips, Venegoni Distributing Inc., and Silkworm Inc.
9:00a.m. 17th STREET WAREHOUSE OPENS
Come join in all the festivities and sit down to relax in the Warehouse. Corned Beef, Cabbage and Irish Potato Buffet available from 10:00a.m.-6:00p.m. Tickets on sale at the door. Sponsored by 17th Street Bar & Grill.
9:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. ARTS EXHIBIT AND SALE
Local artists exhibit their items for viewing and purchase in the 17th Street Warehouse. Sponsored by First Southern Bank.
9:15a.m. JOHN STANKOVICH MEMORIAL BIKE RIDE
We invite you to participate in a 25k season warm-up ride. The ride will start at 9:15a.m. The starting point will be at the corner of 17th and Pine Streets. Pre-registration fee is $10, fee after March 11th is $15. Pre-registration ends March 2nd. Entry forms available at the Murphysboro Chamber of Commerce. Sponsored by The First Bank & Trust Company of Murphysboro, 10a.m OUR MAIN STREET
BUSINESSES OPEN. Stroll down Walnut Street and visit our many Antique and Specialty Shops.
11:00a.m. St. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
All entries welcomed, call the Chamber office to register. Participants meet at the Saint Andrew Church parking lot no later than 10:30a.m. for your line up. For our spectators, the parade will start at 7th Street and go west on Walnut Street, ending at 18th Street.
11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m. IRISH KIDS’ FESTIVAL
Bring the kids by the Murphysboro Youth Center at 1818 Walnut Street for our Irish Kids’ Festival. Open to 1st through 6th graders. The kids will be able to enjoy arts & crafts, games, and storytelling. No fee required. Refreshments will be available for sale. Sponsored by St. Joseph Memorial Hospital.
12:00p.m. FIRE TRUCK DISPLAY
Stop by after the parade to see the amazing display of fire trucks, old and new. Display will be located in the parking lot at 17th Street and Pine Street, across the street from 17th Street Warehouse. Sponsored by Wright’s Do It Center.