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March of the Leprechauns Bestows $12,000 on Local Charities

The inaugural March of the Leprechauns, a St. Patrick’s Day-themed pub crawl, brought 1,200 revelers to Riverhead on March 7 and raised $12,000 in the process.

Organizers split the proceeds evenly between two East End nonprofits, Maureen’s Haven Homeless Outreach, which provides a warm place to sleep for homeless people, and the East End Emerald Society, which puts on the Jamesport St. Patrick’s Day Parade.


Participating vendors of the March of the Leprechans included Suffolk Theater, Hotel Indigo, Long Ireland Beer Company, Crooked Ladder Brewing Company, Digger O’Dell’s, Joe’s Garage and Grill, Tweeds Restaurant and Buffalo Bar, Vines and Hops, Cliff’s Rendezous, Uncle Joe’s Pizzeria Café and Riverhead Diner and Grill.

Richard Stephenson, Walter Magee and Sean O'Neill
East End Emerald Society’s Richard Stephenson, Walter Magee and Sean O’Neill accepted a $6,000 check from the March of the Leprechauns proceeds, for their organization. Organization members not present for the photograph are John Cuddy and Brandon Hewes. Photo credit: Barbara Lassen
March of the Leprechauns check presentation.
March of the Leprechauns check presentation. Photo credit: Barbara Lassen
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