Local businesses, organizations, nonprofits, and performing groups are invited to participate in the third annual Town of Boone St. Patrick’s Parade on Saturday, March 14.

Participating groups are encouraged to come up with floats, vehicles, and presentations that show off their Irish and High Country pride.

A special panel of guest judges will score each entry based upon overall appearance, quality of design and/or performance, and originality and creativity.

A generous sponsor has donated over $10,000 in cash prizes that will be divided up among the highest scored entries, including $2,000 for the Best in Show.

Registration for the St. Patrick’s Parade is open through Monday, March 2, but only 50 entries will be guaranteed a spot in the parade.

You can learn more and register online at JonesHouse.org, or call the Jones House at 828-268-6280.