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Chamber Of Commerce To Turn The River Green

The leprechaun turning the Chadakoin River green last year during St. Patrick’s Day. Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce officials will once again be hosting an event to celebrate the turning of the river green starting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday in Brooklyn Square. P-J photo by Eric Tichy

For the second consecutive year, the Chadakoin River will be dyed green for St. Patrick’s Day.

The event geared on increasing foot traffic to downtown Jamestown businesses and restaurants will be held Saturday starting at 10:30 a.m., with the river being dyed green around 11 a.m., which will then last for about an hour.

Joanna Dahlbeck, Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce coordinator, said Elegant Edibles Catering will be offering baked goods and coffee and Eventz by Scott will be offering face painting and St. Patrick’s Day-themed headgear and necklaces in the parking lot of the Great Lakes Physician Practice-Jamestown Area Medical Associates Riverwalk Center parking lot near the Greater Jamestown Riverwalk in Brooklyn Square.

“We would like to see the community turnout to view the green river and meet the leprechaun, and then to shop and dine in downtown Jamestown,” she said. “Downtown businesses will be running specials during their business hours Saturday. People should look for the leprechaun crossing signs that will be in the windows of all participating businesses who will be offering special discounts.”

Dahlbeck said there will be an informative flyer with the participating businesses in the Riverwalk Center Parking lot. Also, people can visit the Jamestown Community Chamber of Commerce Facebook page to see the list of participating businesses.

“Right now 15 to 20 businesses are participating,” she said. “They will be offering specials like 20 percent off to a free cup of coffee.”

Last year, chamber officials coordinated the turning of the river green for the first time in several years. Dahlbeck said last year’s event was very successful.

“We had a beautiful day and we are praying for good weather again,” she said.

The forecast for Saturday in Jamestown as of Wednesday afternoon is partly cloudy skies during the morning hours that will give way to occasional snow showers in the afternoon. Temperatures steady in the low to mid 30s. Chance of snow is 40 percent.