Celebrating St. Patrick's Day early for a good cause
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS) —
Some Springfield residents celebrated St. Patrick's Day early to help raise money for a local school.
St. Patrick's Catholic School hosted its 5th Annual Blarney Bash which is its largest fundraiser of the year.
The event had food silent auctions, music, and more.
Officials said money raised goes to operational expenses for pre-school to fourth-grade students.
“Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day we have it the day before, they can start their St. Patrick's Day celebration and they can help St. Patrick's School with the donations they make to be here,” said Sister Marilyn Jeanrunkel.
Officials said the school has added new lighting, a new intercom system, a computer lab, and new playground equipment is on its way thanks to the generosity of others.