Turning Green For St. Patrick’s Day

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JAMESTOWN – It’s not easy being green, or at least that’s what one Downtown Jamestown store owner tells us as she gets ready to turn everything green in preparation for St. Patrick’s Day.

Jamestown is one of a few cities in the United States to turn a body of water green, with Owner of Full Moon Rising and Sugar Artist Andrea Latona-Miller turning the desserts green too.

“We’ve been ready basically since Valentine’s Day ended, we turned everything green, we’ve got all kinds of shamrock cookies and rainbows, thin mint cupcakes, all kinds of things,” explained Latona-Miller. “We love a good theme.”

With heath restrictions relaxed this year, local businesses like Full Moon Rising are expecting an even bigger influx of people.

“It seems like pretty much everyone’s ready to get out again, so it’s usually a little bit more busy on Saint Patrick’s Day when they turn the river green. So I’m hoping it will bring people out,” stated Latona Miller

This transition, and what to make for holidays, is not that difficult to the sugar artist.

“We’re pretty used to having to change the holidays out here, once Valentine’s Day is over, we’re ready to change it up,” explained Latona-Miller. “We get kind of sick of everything pink.”

In addition to festive desserts, Latona-Miller is offering a special drink too.

“Definitely everyone should come in and grab a milkshake on Saturday after they watch the river turn green,” stated Latona-Miller, “We’ll have our special chocolate thin mint chip milkshake that day. Help us get rid of all our thin mints.”

The City of Jamestown will turn the Chadakoin River green on Saturday at 11 a.m. Festivities will take place along the Jamestown Riverwalk at Main Street, near the Blarney Stone.


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