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Lions Club Kicks Off St. Paddy’s Day Week

Richmond Village got an early start to St. Patrick’s Day as the Richmond Lions Club hosted their annual Shamrockin’ 2023 St. Patrick’s Day Party at the Richmond Fairgrounds Dining Hall Sat., March 11.

The event drew a packed house from start to finish, from the opening at 1 p.m. until the closing at 9 p.m.

Ottawa Fiddle & Step and Friends entertained a packed house in Richmond March 11.

“We haven’t been able to have this party for three years because of COVID, so I think people were excited to get back out and celebrate,” said Dale Greene of the Richmond Lions Club.

Entertainment was provided in the afternoon by Ottawa Fiddle & Step and Friends, while in the evening Lorne Daley and the Ricochet Riders entertained the large crowd.

A large crowd was on hand all day for the Lions Club Shamrockin’ Paddy’s Day.

An army of volunteers from the Richmond Lions Club ensured that everything ran smoothly, from hall decorations to ticketing at the door, to liquor and beer sales, in the kitchen, and then the clean up. Rideau-Jock Councillor David Brown also showed up and rolled up his sleeves to help out as a volunteer for the day.

The next major event for the Richmond Lions Club is their annual Duck Race fundraiser on Sat., May 13.