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Stratford's Irish Flag Raising Ceremony Set for March 17

And if you think you’ve got what it takes to be called the "Best Irish Soda Bread Baker In All of Stratford' — there's a contest for that.

the Town of Stratford's Irish flag raising ceremony will be held at Town Hall on Monday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Credit: Patch file photo
the Town of Stratford's Irish flag raising ceremony will be held at Town Hall on Monday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m. Credit: Patch file photo

The month of February is about to come to a close, and that means this year's St. Patrick's Day celebration is just a handful of days away.

And the Town of Stratford's Irish flag raising ceremony will be held at Town Hall on Monday, March 17, beginning at 9 a.m.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include remarks from Mayor John A. Harkins, elected officials — and the “Irish Mayor for the Day,” who will be revealed at the ceremony.  

Best Irish Soda Bread Baker 

And if you think you’ve got what it takes to be called the best Irish Soda Bread baker in all of Stratford, then show it by participating in the St. Patrick’s Day Irish Soda Bread Contest, “A For The Fun Of It” activity open to all Stratford residents. 

Contestants are asked to bring their entries to Room 213 at Town Hall (second Floor) at 8:30 a.m. on Monday, March 17 at Town Hall.

Baking Contest Rules

The following rules will apply:

  • A name tag and telephone number should be placed with each entry.
  • Entries must be made from an original recipe and not store bought.
  • If the entry contains nuts or related ingredients, this should be clearly indicated on the name tag.
  • The decision of the judges will be final, Immediate family members of the judges may not submit an entry.

So get busy digging out that ancient recipe from the ‘Old Sod!’

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