INDIAN LAKE - Once again this year the town of Indian Lake will celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Events started Friday, March 13, at 3:15 p.m. with a parade. The parade will start at Indian Lake Central School and end at the intersection of routes 28 & 30.
"The Hat Contest will be showcased during this parade and everyone is welcome to participate. There will be prizes for the largest, smallest, prettiest and ugliest hats," said Vonnie Liddle, Indian lake events/activities coordinator. "We also want to invite all dogs to join in on the parade in anticipation of the Mutt Strut."
Friday evening marked the return of the annual volleyball tournament starting at 7 p.m. in the Indian Lake Central School gym.
Saturday, March 14, there will be an Irish Kid's Carnival from 10 a.m. to noon at the Indian Lake Central School gym, sponsored by the Industrial Arts Club. Elementary age children can buy five tickets for $1 and try their hand at different games to win a prize.
Irish Road Bowling will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday. Registration and check-in will be at the town hall starting at noon.
This four-member team competition will have four categories this year. The men's, women's and mixed teams have to consist of four adults age 16 or older. Family team must consist of four people, with no more then three children under the age of 16 and at least one adult over the age of 18 and has to be immediate family.
Pre-registration forms are available at the town hall and the chamber of commerce.
At 5 p.m. Saturday local Girl Scouts will serve up a Spaghetti Dinner at the American Legion and will also have Girl Scout cookies available to purchase.
The Indian Lake Restaurant and Tavern will host an evening of music on Saturday. The music will start at 5 p.m. with Don't Quit Your Day Jobber's, followed by Krankin' Ken at 9 p.m. Bag pipe music will also be featured throughout the evening.
The weekend finishes up on Sunday, March 15, with the "Mutt Strut" dog show at the Ski Hut starting at 1 p.m. The first year this event drew nearly 50 contestants; 12 categories were determined after the judges decided that there were too many different kinds of dogs represented. These categories are largest, smallest, cutest, most unique, most polite, shortest haired, longest haired, best dressed, most colorful, most talkative, youngest and oldest.
"Even if you don't have a dog it is fun just watching the procession," Liddle said. "We will be offering early registration for this event; forms will be available at the town hall and the chamber of commerce."
Local eateries will be offering Irish specials throughout the weekend.
For more information on the entire weekend event contact Liddle at 648-5828 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.