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A bit o’ the green

March 14, 2014

Local area residents will be celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and the weekend leading up to it in various ways.

Listed below are three institutions that will be celebrating the holiday in one way or another.

School events

For kindergartners in Cheri Brandt’s class at Wapakoneta Elementary School, St. Patrick’s Day festivities began at the start of this past week.

History and lore of Ireland’s patron saint

March 14, 2014

Regardless of race, color or ethnicity, on Monday, everyone will be Irish. When looking into the legend of St. Patrick, there may be a good explanation for the affinity.

St. Patrick was not Irish. According to history.com, he began to identify with Ireland after he was enslaved by the very people whose culture now associates itself with the saint’s iconic green shamrocks.

St. Patrick was born and raised in Britain, and legend has it that he came from a nonreligious background.

Celebrate with a true Irish meal

March 14, 2014

In the United States people have a long standing tradition with preparing corned beef and cabbage on St. Patrick’s Day, trying to be just like those in the land of saints and scholars.

Sadly, all of those people don’t realize that corned beef and cabbage is a popular Irish dish, but it is not one that is traditionally served on March 17 in Ireland.

FFA holds awards banquet

March 14, 2014

The Wapakoneta FFA discussed this past year’s accomplishments, handed out several awards and announced its new officer team for the 2014-15 school year at its annual banquet Thursday evening at Wapakoneta High School.

The banquet was in recognition of all 110 FFA (Future Farmers of America) members currently at Wapakoneta High School, as well as their parents, school administrators and members of the community who have helped with the program.

Sister Cities host German ‘Fasching’

March 14, 2014

A German Mardi Gras, known as a “Fasching,” was hosted by Wapakoneta Sister Cities on Thursday at the St. Joseph Parish Center in Wapakoneta, proceeds sponsoring the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Wapakoneta and Lengerich, Germany.

Cream puffs, homemade by Wapakoneta Sister Cities President Cheryl Drexler, were biggest hit at the fundraiser. Other food items included brats and kraut, German potato salad and spaetzle.

German culture celebrates the “Fasching” in February with a celebration similar to the U.S. Mardi Gras.

Singsation to host Music and More

March 14, 2014

With schools coming from Alabama, Virginia and Kentucky, to name a few, the Wapakoneta  High School Performing Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday, March 22.

Wapakoneta High School’s show choir, Singsation, is hosting the 13th annual Music and More competition, which is sure to offer a variety of shows from a wide range of schools.

According to the Wapakoneta Choral Music Society President, Anita Foor, 16 groups are competing this year, including two middle school teams.

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