We all know Charles City is a great place to live, work, and play, but tomorrow the play portion of that equation especially rings true. There are several fun events happening in Chucktown tomorrow for people of all ages. The events get started with a matinee showing of the movie Ratatouille at the Charles Theatre. This movie is sponsored by the Charles City Chamber along with help from the girl scouts. The movie is being shown for a free will offering and attendees are encouraged to bring a canned food item to donate to the local food pantry. Then at 3pm, the boat ramp below Brantingham Bridge will be filled with people for the third annual Cedar River Shiver. The public is invited to see who the fearless are in Charles City as well as how many quote end quote chickens we have around town. When 5:30 rolls around, it will be time for the 21st annual, 1st ever Saint Patty’s Day Parade. Parties interested in being in the parade are invited to just line up at The Oliver Tap at 5:15 and then drive, walk or ride down Main Street and end up at The Pub on the Cedar. KCHA will broadcast the parade live from inside the KCHA vehicle as it makes its way down the parade route. Then finally The Charles City Pub Crawlers Association will hold their annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl tomorrow night. This event has been running for well over fifteen years and will be similar to years passed according to spokesman for the Pub Crawlers Mark Barry.
The Pub Crawl Association has been a long standing organization in Charles City that not only puts on various events, but also helps out at Chamber events when their services are needed. Barry says it’s a great group that works well together and with the community.
For those who may be new to town, or for those who are not familiar with The Pub Crawl, Barry says that it is very informal and there are no rules or sign up required. Its all about having fun in Charles City.
Again, the shuttles will begin after the St. Patty’s Day Parade which starts at 5:30 tomorrow night. These shuttles will make the trips to each of the six local bars until midnight.