March 5, 2011 at 1:11 am in The Jamestown Sun
St. Patrick’s Day looms in the near future, and in Jamestown that means one thing The Runnin’ O’ the Green.
This charity pub crawl on March 19 gives thousands of dollars to worthy causes and at the same time fills up hotels, restaurants, bars and many other businesses in Jamestown
Last year more than 1,800 registered runners helped raise $400 each for 15 local cancer patients and $12,000 for Elks Camp Grassick.
“I know the bars do extremely well,” said Larry Knoblich, event founder. “But the peripheral businesses also do extremely well.”
Buffalo City Tourism estimates the total economic impact is at least $500,000 for Jamestown.