St. Pats in Five Points gives back
Sat, 17 Apr 2010 00:11:12 GMT —
Dozens of local charities are receiving thousands of dollars in contributions.
Twenty-four organizations were awarded $50,000 for their service during the St. Pat's festivities in Five Points.
Officials say donating part of their revenue is a way to show it's appreciation to all the dedicated volunteers.
"They make it. The festival depends on volunteers. My personal involvement is I coordinate the parade," explains voluneer Silvia Butler. "And there's no way one person can do that, so I have lots and lots of help."
Due to the success of St. Pats in Five Points, nearly $2 million has been given back to charities over the past 28 years.