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POINT PLEASANT BEACH, NJ — The Point Pleasant Beach Recreation Committee is hosting its 3rd Annual “Sham-ROCK!” to close out the month of St. Patrick.
The event, which includes a parade, a leprechaun scavenger hunt, live music and more, is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Channel Drive.
The parade begins at 11:30 a.m. and will go from Shore Fresh to Boatyard 401, the committee said.
The leprechaun scavenger hunt is scheduled for noon to 2 p.m. and is open to children 12 and younger, limited to 300 children. You must register your child ahead of time; registration is available online now through March 31.
Check-in for the scavenger hunt will be at Boatyard 401. All registered children will receive a St. Paddy’s-themed gold coin purse, then stroll or dance around Channel Drive looking for the committee’s five leprechauns.
“Stump them with a fact about Ireland. If you stump them, they have to give you a piece of their gold!” the committee said. Once kids find and stump all five leprechauns, they should bring their coins back to the check-in location to receive a prize.
Games and crafts also will be available for all registered participants near Boatyard 401.
Boatyard 401 will have live music by The Snakes, “great music with an Irish kick,” outside from 1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. and they will have food and drink specials during the event.
The restaurant also will have an Irish festival in its parking lot, complete with pipes & drums, Irish step dancers, and vendors who specialize in Irish and Celtic wares.
Families can show their proof of purchase receipts at the registration table for anything bought from participating businesses during the event and get entry tickets to win prizes. The prize drawing will be held at 2:30 p.m. at the check-in location. Winners do not need to be present to win; the committee will call the winners.
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