WATCH: Jamestown Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day By Turning The River Green

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JAMESTOWN – The Chadakoin River in Jamestown was turned green on Saturday in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.

Residents’ young and old gathered along the river’s edge to take part in the annual tradition, which did not happen last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Jamestown City Councilwoman At-Large Kim Ecklund says it was great to see the community come together once again.

“The city has hosted this for well over 20 years, with the exception of last year,” said Ecklund. “Being Irish, this was one of my favorite things to see in this city.”

Ecklund says she connected with neighbors who she hasn’t seen since last year.

“It was nice to be out, see the kids get the coins from the leprechaun,” furthered Ecklund. “Hearing families say, years ago I was little when I came here and now, I’m bringing my kids.”

She says one of her favorite aspects of Jamestown is its sense of community, something that the representative treasures even more since the shutdown one-year-ago.


1 Comment

  1. Save the Earth, Green New Deal, drive an electric car, no plastic bags

    But it’s ok to “Turn” the River green, for the enjoyment of maybe 100 people for about 20 min?

    Love the Poison people….

    Maybe we can turn it red for womens month, rainbow for gay pride month, ……

    What harm could it do? I’m sure it’s not contributing AT ALL to the pollution of Chautauqua Lake

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